Myths about language (part 2)
For all kinds of "inability" to foreign languages often is either a lack of knowledge of the native and – I'm not afraid of the word – dislike for him,…

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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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Genetic codes and music
Nigel Helyer from the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the University laboratory SymbioticA created the project GeneMusiK, which turns genetic codes into musical works and Vice…

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psychotherapy

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 to the musical execution of their events.

For example, the Christian Church banned music in its churches, until the reign of Pope Gregory I , who allowed, and even wrote music for prayers. However, this music had to be not emotional, without accompaniment, and the male choir sang songs in unison. This style is called the Gregorian chant.

To this day, this singing adjusts to the divine way, causing sublime, angelic feelings among parishioners and priests in the walls of temples and monasteries. Gregory I was a man who knew what he wanted to achieve with music. And he was not alone in his attitude to music. 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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What is the secret of the mesmerizing power of music
Music is all around us. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic…

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Myths about language (part 2)
For all kinds of "inability" to foreign languages often is either a lack of knowledge of the native and – I'm not afraid of the word – dislike for him,…

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Sounds that are not
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…

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