biochemistry and medicine
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
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
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