Enhancing cathartic experiences through music
One look at a person who has a difficult experience in his memory, actualized in the present, is enough to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, the person tries…

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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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Loud music and the reaction of drivers
Listening to music at high volume while driving can worsen reactions and lead to a traffic accident. This conclusion was made by canadian scientists. Their research showed that it takes…

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biochemistry and medicine

Music therapy (part 2)

I owe my art to the fact that I did not commit suicide.

Oh, people, if you ever read this, you will remember that you have been unjust to me; let the unfortunate be comforted by seeing a fellow-sufferer who, in spite of all the opposition of nature, has done everything in his power to become a worthy artist and man.

Goodbye and don’t forget me at all. Be happy.

Ludwig Beethoven. Heiligenstadt, 1801.” Continue reading

Sounds that are not

Let’s listen to a tape of spiritual music — Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone.

This is one of the most interesting effects peculiar to some musical instruments and chorus of people singing in about one key — the formation of beats . When voices or instruments converge in unison, the beats slow, and when they diverge — they accelerate. Continue reading

Why music heals?

Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. At least in the wild. We can consider it proved that music influences us, plants and animals.

Music is more to health. There was already a special, though not very extensive yet, area of medicine — music therapy. First of all, it treats neuropsychic diseases: music therapy sessions under the guidance of psychotherapists have become firmly established in medical practice.

And in recent years, sound effects are increasingly used for the treatment of somatic, bodily diseases. Thus, the magazine “Inventor and innovator” recently told in detail (in № 5 for 1986) about the experience of the doctor A. R. Guskov: with the help of sound, he removes stones from the ureter. 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…

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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 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 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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