Let’s listen to a tape of spiritual music — Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone.
This is one of the most interesting effects peculiar to some musical instruments and chorus of people singing in about one key — the formation of beats . When voices or instruments converge in unison, the beats slow, and when they diverge — they accelerate. Continue reading
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 called the “Mozart Effect“. From it were immediately made far-reaching conclusions, especially with regard to the education of children, the first three years of life which were declared decisive for their future intelligence.
This theory received such a strong public resonance that Mozart’s CDs, with appropriate recommendations from parents, were at the very beginning of the bestseller lists, and the Governor of the us state of Georgia presented Mozart’s CD to every new mother in his state. Continue reading