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Should you be Einstein?

You’re young, you think you’re advanced, Nightclubs are the best place to hang out after school or work. After the feeling of well spent time, but that’s fresh and clear thinking, as the influx of new strength and energy are not observed.

Did you know that modern electronic music, as well as rock, psychologists refer to aggressive non-drug drugs (the influence of the latter on the body there is no need to explain)?

Just a few facts

1. Scientists At the center for neuroscience at the University of California tested students from 36 colleges, trying to determine the level of their intellectual development. Within ten minutes after the test, students listened to Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos in C major K. 488. Repeated testing immediately after listening showed an increase in IQ of 8-9 points.

However, after about 15 minutes, the figures returned to the previous level, but this fact allowed scientists to assume that it was immortal music that caused the temporary intellectual growth. Other scientists involved in such research are also convinced of the magical power of music that can cause a steady increase in IQ with regular listening.

One of the researchers of the phenomenon of music influence, Gordon Shaw, suggested that complex music somehow feeds the brain departments responsible for abstract thinking – departments that are not directly related to the perception of sounds and melodies.

2. Bulgarian psychologist Georgy Lozanov together with his colleague Dr. Aleko Novakov was engaged in research, trying to determine the extent to which music affects the learning process.

By this time, American scientists Lynn Cooper and Milton Erickson have discovered that people who listen to the sounds of the metronome at the rhythm of 60 beats per minute, comes “alpha state” – ideal for learning and memorizing.

Not knowing about this fact, Lozanov and Novakov quite independently made a similar discovery, but using slow Baroque music with a rhythmic size of 60-64 beats per minute. The Baroque genre was very common in Europe from 1600 to 1750.

His popularity passed after the death of one of the most outstanding composers and performers – Johann Sebastian Bach. Baroque music is characterized by a rich sound palette of scales and a clear rhythm. Lozanov and Novakov discovered that under the influence of Baroque music information is perceived and assimilated as effectively as when learning in a dream.

This discovery soon led to the development of a new method. According to its terms, information – for example, phrases in a foreign language – is presented at intervals of four seconds against the background of Baroque music in the rhythm of 60 beats per minute. The first results showed that students learn from 60 to 500 foreign words a day.

Specialists from the University of Iowa decided to test the proposed method and soon achieved success: against the background of Baroque music, the participants of the experiment had an increase in the ability to remember by 26 %, and the speed of learning – by 24 %.

3. According to Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a member of the French Academy of medical Sciences, the ears play a key role in the electrical charging of the brain.

When the electrical potential of the brain begins to weaken, we experience fatigue and become dull before our eyes. Like batteries, brain cells must be recharged from time to time.

Tomatis discovered that one of the ways to recharge is listening to high-frequency sounds – 5000-8000 Hz. According to Tomatis, the vibration of the cells of the karti – hair sensory cells of the inner ear – acts as a kind of generator of the brain.

Through years of analysis, Tomatis came to the conclusion that Mozart’s music contains the largest number of sounds of the desired frequency range, and heavy rock and the smallest. He also recommends in order to recharge the brain to listen to Baroque music and Gregorian chants.

P.S. albert Einstein first picked up the violin at the age of six. By the time he was 14, he was performing Beethoven and Mozart sonatas and improvising for long hours on the piano.

Throughout his life, Einstein remained a passionate violinist, turning to music during creative stagnation. About his Hobbies in music and physics, he said: “they Both have one source and complement each other…”It is possible that Einstein’s extraordinarily powerful intellect is the result of his love for the classics.

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