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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Axis of blood from noise to folk
Blood Axis is a band that is unique in many ways. For most of their career, they have had exactly one Studio album at heart – absolutely nothing like their…

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The most terrible hip-hop
When an ordinary man in the street hears the word "rap", he comes to mind reciting a bit about the beautiful and luxurious life, or Vice versa — about the…

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auditory centers

Amore… industrial

Tell me honestly, what do you associate the words “Italian music”with? Opera? Well, most likely, dissemble. Disco? That’s more likely. Nevertheless, a significant part of the Italian musicians can in response to frown ask: what about… industrial and noise varying degrees of ferocity? In the end, the very concept of style was formulated there, Luigi Russolo will not lie. And his compatriots still keep the brand – their national school remains one of the most powerful and ferocious in the world. Continue reading

Three-dimensional sound

Your ears emit sounds! Right now your ears emit different sounds high definition. This recent discovery gave birth to a science that listens to the ears. “It’s amazing!”this is how Dr. William Brownell of Johns Hopkins University school of medicine describes this fact. His colleague said, “It’s as amazing as if your nose was emitting smells.”

The sounds produced by the ears help you to understand the speech, as well as to determine the direction from which the sound is coming in Addition, they improve the human imagination. Ear rays act as a holographic radar; they act as supporting beams interacting with sounds coming with the formation of the interference pattern. Continue reading

What is the secret of the mesmerizing power of music

Music is all around us. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness of films and performances. Rock musicians make us jump to our feet and dance, and parents lullabies quiet kids songs.

The love for music has deep roots: people compose and listen to her since the very beginning of the culture. More than 30 thousand years ago our ancestors already played stone flutes and bone harps. It seems that this hobby has an innate nature. Babies turn to the source of pleasant sounds (consonances) and turn away from unpleasant (dissonances). And when we experience awe at the final sounds of the Symphony, the same pleasure centers are activated in the brain as during a delicious meal, sex or taking drugs. 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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Axis of blood from noise to folk
Blood Axis is a band that is unique in many ways. For most of their career, they have had exactly one Studio album at heart – absolutely nothing like their…

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Chinese musical instrument
For some reason, Chinese music, even popular, eludes the European listener. People are frightened by strange symbols instead of the usual Latin or Cyrillic, a strange incomprehensible language and a…

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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…

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