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Tell me honestly, what do you associate the words "Italian music"with? Opera? Well, most likely, dissemble. Disco? That's more likely. Nevertheless, a significant part of the Italian musicians can in…

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Mozart effect (part 1)
Listening to Mozart's music increases our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, the people who answer the standard IQ test demonstrate increased intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists was…

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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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Music and health (part 1)

I was walking along a quiet, old Moscow street one day and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. Marvelled. After all, this house is a Russian research

Opening the massive door, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found the room where the performance was. The doctor’s office could not be called this room: on the walls – paintings, at the tables – the bowed heads of young people who painted portraits, landscapes. At the piano sat a girl and played.

What is this – art school? No. The friendly, imposing man who approached me introduced himself: psychotherapist, head of the laboratory of the Institute of psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Milan University of new medicine and Lomonosov Moscow state University Vladimir Leonidovich Raikov. Continue reading

Music therapy (part 2)
I owe my art to the fact that I did not commit suicide. Oh, people, if you ever read this, you will remember that you have been unjust to me;…

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Mozart effect (part 2)
To test their assumptions Rauscher put a special experiment on rats, which is obviously not an emotional reaction to the music. A group of 30 rats was placed in a…

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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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Myths about language (part 1)
Language barrier... It sounds like a diagnosis of intractable disease, functional dumbness, forcing a person who just glibly chattered in his native language, painfully stutter, "becat" and "mekat", and even…

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