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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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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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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Musical hallucinations

The music itself sounds in my head. Familiar?

It happens, probably, with everyone, what is there. Cling to some “girl Praskovya”, spin-spin and stop. Another thing is when the melody begins to sound continuously and is perceived as if it comes from the outside. That’s trouble.

“A song playing in your head from time to time is normal. Another thing, musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. People can not sleep, can not think,” — says the British psychiatrist Victor Aziz (Victor Aziz), who together with his colleague Nick Warner (Nick Warner) recently again drew the attention of scientists to the psychopathological problem of “music in the brain”. Continue reading

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

Dark synth: dark synthetic revived the eighties
2010's can rightly be called the decade of nostalgia for the eighties. And nostalgia is not for discos, but for deeper signs of age — by culture, attitude, naivete, understanding,…

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Wave of consciousness
Beta waves are the fastest. Their frequency varies, in the classical version, from 14 to 42 Hz (and according to some modern sources - more than 100 Hz). In the…

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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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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…

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