How the Tomatis method accelerates learning foreign languages
On March 25, 1957, the French Academy of Sciences listened to an intriguing speech. They heard about the discoveries of a young specialist-otolaryngologist Alfred A. Tomatis. He discovered laws that…

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Fifty shades of the dark middle ages
No, to be honest, the title is a bit tricky: we will give not fifty examples, but much less, but – nevertheless. The middle ages have always attracted musicians –…

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Enhancing cathartic experiences through music
One look at a person who has a difficult experience in his memory, actualized in the present, is enough to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, the person tries…

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Linguistic revival

A foreign language is much more than just new words. We also need to learn in which cases to use certain words, what should be highlighted, in what rhythm to speak, etc. All this is called the structure of the language. Professor Tomatis Also developed a method that helps to master the structure of the language much faster.

Above we have already spoken about the expression “mother tongue”, emphasizing the importance of the word “language”. It has long been known that the structure of our native language is laid in us in the womb of the mother – during the last five months we hear her voice. Although the child in utero hears the voice of his mother is somewhat different than in reality. The thing is that the mother’s voice passes to the child through the amniotic fluid, which play the role of a sound filter. This filter allows to pass only high frequency sounds – more than 8 thousand Hz., which form in us the very structure of the “native language”. Continue reading

Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, long-term learning increases the responses of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. Brain…

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Mozart effect (part 3)
The study of the Mozart effect on children and other experiments on the effect on the development of the child's brain gave impetus to the widespread dissemination in American society…

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Influence of tempo-rhythmic structure of music on psychophysiological state of a person
Musical culture in its deep meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music to influence the human condition has…

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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 2)
The function of hearing Hearing, not hearing, is the primary function of the ear. Tomatis draws a clear line between hearing and hearing. Hearing is a passive process; listening is…

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