At the limit of hearing possibilities
French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high-frequency sounds on the human psyche. According to his theory, the child, floating in amniotic fluid during…

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Kamikaze, harakiri and music
What do we know about the Japanese? Well, except that they tend to make sake, to become suicide bombers and to arrange all living things harakiri? Most likely, all the…

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Chinese musical instrument
For some reason, Chinese music, even popular, eludes the European listener. People are frightened by strange symbols instead of the usual Latin or Cyrillic, a strange incomprehensible language and a…

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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 3)

Program of hearing
Training in listening is carried out by using sound effects, which is generated by a special electronic device. To change the function of the hearing, intensive intervention is required from the beginning. The first 15 days are used sound stimulation, lasting two hours a day. Subsequent blocks are usually shorter and are held with a break of one or two months. Active work with the microphone is used to help a child or adult learn to listen to their own voice.

Does it really work?
The method of Tomatis Has passed many tests. It has been particularly effective in addressing learning difficulties and behavioural problems. Stutt (3) concludes in its critical review of canadian classes that the Tomatis Method is of considerable benefit to the education system. Continue reading

Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art
Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people's minds. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people with a mind suited…

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Mozart effect (part 4)
A typical case occurred with a patient of the North Italian hospital. Patient E. all her 68 years of life spoke her native North Italian Veronese dialect, very different from…

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Music and health (part 2)
Russian writer F. M. Dostoevsky told how in 1848 the composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka visited the Society of lovers of literature. He then played Chopin, Gluck and his own compositions.…

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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…

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