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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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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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…

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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 versa.

Attempts to convert the decoded DNA sequence of notes made previously. But the authors of the project argue that for the first time such work “went so far”.

The creators of GeneMusiK not only developed mathematical algorithms for converting genetic codes into musical compositions, but also carried out the opposite transformation — they learned to turn notes into DNA chains. Continue reading

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 normal waking state, when we observe the world around us with our eyes open, or are focused on solving some current problems, these waves, mainly in the range of 14 to 40 Hertz, dominate our brain. Beta waves are usually associated with wakefulness, wakefulness, concentration, cognition, and, if they are abundant, with anxiety, fear, and panic. The lack of beta waves is associated with depression, poor selective attention and problems with storing information. Continue reading

Mozart effect (part 4)

A typical case occurred with a patient of the North Italian hospital. Patient E. all her 68 years of life spoke her native North Italian Veronese dialect, very different from the standard Italian — her second language, which she studied at school, but almost never used. As a result of a stroke, the patient was speechless and for two weeks did not say a word.

Then the power of speech returned to her. There seemed to be a complete recovery. But those who came to visit her relatives were amazed that she answered them in her second, half-forgotten, standard Italian. In her native Veronese dialect, which she spoke every day of her life, she could not utter a single phrase, although she understood those who spoke to her. It was as if after the disease had “erased” the part of the brain where the native, Veronese dialect was “recorded”, some other part of the brain that had returned to memory a long-forgotten second language came into operation. Continue reading

2018: what happened to the ear
To sum up the musical results of the year – every time the lesson is not for the faint of heart. Certain things can be said at once, without looking…

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Fifty shades of the dark middle ages
No, to be honest, the title is a bit tricky: we will give not fifty examples, but much less, but – nevertheless. The middle ages have always attracted musicians –…

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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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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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