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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At the limit of hearing possibilities
French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high-frequency sounds on the human psyche. According to his theory, the child, floating in amniotic fluid during…

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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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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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

Influence of tempo-rhythmic structure of music on psychophysiological state of a person

Musical culture in its deep meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music to influence the human condition has now become almost total. The property of music to influence the human condition is now used in therapeutic sessions, advertising, movies, etc.

Insufficiently deeply studied by modern psychological science direction of music therapy and music suggestion brings, including unexpected results of the use of music to influence the state of consciousness, especially on a mass scale. Continue reading

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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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 3)
Motor skill The vestibule, which is part of the inner ear, is responsible for the balance, coordination and position of the body. These signs will help to identify the presence…

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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 2)
The function of hearing Hearing, not hearing, is the primary function of the ear. Tomatis draws a clear line between hearing and hearing. Hearing is a passive process; listening is…

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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…

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