Kamikaze, harakiri and music
What do we know about the Japanese? Well, except that they tend to make sake, to become suicide bombers and to arrange all living things harakiri? Most likely, all the…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: April 2018

We see sound (part 1)

“I weighed the sound, measured and calculated
In the mystery of the word cunning penetrated.
And intelligent evil I have planned –
Gland to betray your living language…”
(A. Zhuravlev)
1. “Sound + color” ?
The property of sounds to cause color images has been seen for a long time. A lot was written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical sounds in color. The whole trend in art – color music – is based on this property of the sounds of music. Continue reading

In healthy skin – healthy hearing (part 2)

Why is it necessary?

All sounds stimulate the delicate bones located in the middle ear. Sometimes, when the eardrum is damaged, the bones of the middle ear can be stimulated by a vibrator located behind the ear at the base of the jaw.

Bone conduction of sounds works even through the teeth. When one American put a metal seal with a microscopic gap (simply put, with marriage), the tooth with the seal turned into an analogue of the detector radio.

As a result, the man began to hear voices in his head (radio broadcasts and talks on radiotelephones) and… go to a psychiatrist. 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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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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Mozart effect (part 3)
The study of the Mozart effect on children and other experiments on the effect on the development of the child's brain gave impetus to the widespread dissemination in American society…

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Myths about language (part 1)
Language barrier... It sounds like a diagnosis of intractable disease, functional dumbness, forcing a person who just glibly chattered in his native language, painfully stutter, "becat" and "mekat", and even…

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