The sounds that feed the brain with energy
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French expert in the field of hearing.
This means that we can use music as a tonic.
Since the time when humanity first created the music, it served as his daily goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs — the list is as long as history and culture.
These days, high-tech Tomatis has discovered a high-tech method of disclosing the internal power of sound, a force that actually has the “superpower” to improve mental abilities, recovery and energy recharge.According to Tomatis, “sound can be an extraordinary source of energy.” Today, in his seventy years, he is still energetic, it is enough for him to sleep three or four hours a day, because when he works, special music sounds as the background. But Tomatis is not closed only on energizing music.
For several decades, he conducted special measurements using sophisticated equipment to find out how different sound frequencies affect a person: what supply him with energy and what take it away from him.
And how does that happen? He came to a startling discovery. “The ear is not only meant to hear, — said Tomatis aloud, — the ear is meant to energize the mind and the body»
Do you get energy through your ears? When Tomatis experimented with the music of Bach, Mozart, Gregorian compositions, the readings of his scientific instruments said that fatigue, fatigue and weakening as a result of stress occur when the gray cells of your brain receive insufficient electrical energy. In other words, they lack strength.
Tomatis claims that these cells work like small electric batteries. They produce electricity in your brain, supplying it with brain waves that register on EEG. You might think these little batteries are charged by the body’s metabolism. Not exactly, says Tomatis. And that is precisely its main achievement.
Your battery cells are being charged by something from the outside, and that’s something there is sound, particularly high frequency sound. The transformation of the same energy coming from the outside, engaged in Corti cells. If you were to travel through your inner ear, then after wandering through the tangled labyrinths of the ear snail you will suddenly come to the “Corti line”, the longest line of the most accurate dancers in the world.
Arranged in rows, the 24,600 oblong cells dance exactly in accordance with each sound, like a corps de ballet in the music hall of Radio city.
The energy produced by this unusual dance flows into your brain, and part of it is separated to get through the vestibular branch of the cerebellum to the muscles of your body.
High-frequency sounds nourish the energy of your brain at the same time removing muscle tension and producing a variety of balancing your body. They affect you even after you have listened to them. Some of these high-frequency, energy-filled sounds are also used in super-Learning music.
But you don’t get energy just by listening to high frequency sounds. It is this discovery of Tomatis that explains why some North Americans do not get a charge of vitality by listening to Baroque music, as do the inhabitants of Eastern Europe. There is something else that accompanies the ear, caused mainly sound pollution — as the Eastern Europeans are accustomed to great sound from our background.
Also, Tomatis found out that you get used to listening within the sound spectrum of your native language. As a result, people perceive music in completely different ways. The spectrum of listening in Slavic languages includes both very low and very high frequencies. The area of American English is much narrower.
You come into this world with the ability to perceive a wide range of sounds, with the ability to perceive sounds at a frequency of 16 Hz to 20 000 Hz. Then age, sometimes ear infections and almost always contamination of sounds worsen perception. The noise of the jackhammer with its frequency of 3500 beats per minute, traffic, sirens, subway, screaming music, knocking mechanisms — all this reduces the spectrum of hearing.
According to Tomatis, one of the reasons why we start to feel worse with age is that we can’t hear high frequency sounds that can recharge us.
Dr. David Lipscomb of the University of Tennessee sound laboratory reported back in 1982 that 60% of University entrants have significant hearing impairment in the high frequency area. Their hearing could only be compared to that of an elderly person. “These young people begin their working life with old ears” — said Lipscomb.
Can “old” ears to become young again? And again the Savior stands Dr. Tomatis. He determined that it is possible to update the ears using sounds. It seems a paradox to restore hearing with hearing. But for Tomatis, the son of a famous Opera singer, whose house was always full of musicians, it was only natural to turn to the healing effects of music and sounds.
Do you remember how in biology classes in high school memorized three memorable names of the organs behind the eardrum — hammer, anvil and stirrup?
Now imagine that you are surfing on a sound wave in your middle ear. You can see the muscles tense and relax to position the eardrum correctly, similar to positioning a satellite dish, so that the position of the eardrum corresponds to different input frequencies.
You see that your muscles are too sluggish, and you think that not all of them do their job. Suddenly there is a whistling sound Your muscles shudder as if they were shouted at by a harsh instructor. Tense up, relax, tense up again and relax again and again and again and again. And this training should be subjected to the muscles of the inner ear from day to day, until they recover enough to properly manage the eardrum.
The role of the instructor with a whistle performs “electronic ear” — a device designed and patented by Tomatis. It emits a volley of varying low-and high-frequency sounds, changing from ear to ear, which cause the muscles of the middle ear to work on themselves.
While this happens, the inner ear “opens” and the ability to hear high frequencies is restored. It seems not very impressive, but you can talk with a canadian novelist Patricia Godri, which thought that the device “electronic ear” to help solve its problems with hearing. The device helped, but what struck her most was “an unimaginable influx of vitality and, even better, creative energy.”
It turned out that this method could become not only something like sesame for accelerated learning, but also the key to include a broad, ever-growing ability to learn.
“The ear is designed to serve the benefit of the individual, both mentally and physically,” says Tomatis. You may have heard of “free energy.”
Tomatis gave this concept a material explanation. With the help of the ear you can enter the flow of natural feeding cosmic energy. And the flow of cosmic energy never disappears.
What frequency sound should be used to enlighten the mind? Sounds with a frequency of five to 8000 Hz are the fastest way to recharge “brain batteries”. The fastest recharge occurs when exposed to 8000 Hz sound.
After testing the music written by various composers, Tomatis found that Mozart’s music contains the most high-frequency sounds that recharge the brain.
At the same time, he found out what frequencies have a depressing effect on the brain and body. These are low-frequency sounds — for example, traffic, airport, factories. Some low-frequency, beating sounds in rock music also “suck the mind,” says Tomatis.