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.…

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Musical hallucinations
The music itself sounds in my head. Familiar? It happens, probably, with everyone, what is there. Cling to some "girl Praskovya", spin-spin and stop. Another thing is when the melody…

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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…

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In healthy skin – healthy hearing (part 1)

The theory States that the brain uses a holographic coding system, so it is able to encode sensory signals through all the senses. Therefore, any stimulus, such as sound, for example, can be transmitted through any other sense organ, so that the brain can recognize the incoming signal as sound, using a special type of signal code for sound.

It seems, unwittingly, a significant contribution to the confirmation of this theory made Patrick Flanagan (Patrick Flanagan), when as a teenager invented a device that allows anyone (even completely deaf, even with remote surgically middle ear and, moreover, even with a completely atrophied auditory nerve) to hear through the skin. Patrick called his device – “Neurophone” (Neurophone). Entertaining history of neurophone. Continue reading

At the limit of hearing possibilities

French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high-frequency sounds on the human psyche.

According to his theory, the child, floating in amniotic fluid during the period of fetal development, hears a lot of sounds that are inaccessible to him after birth — the mother’s breath, her heartbeat, voice, noise from the work of internal organs, etc.

This is due to the fact that during the period of fetal development, the child’s ears are filled with a liquid that conducts sound much better than air; in particular, the liquid is much less attenuate high-frequency Continue reading

Mozart effect (part 1)

Listening to Mozart’s music increases our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, the people who answer the standard IQ test demonstrate increased intelligence.

This phenomenon discovered by some scientists was called the “Mozart Effect“. From it were immediately made far-reaching conclusions, especially with regard to the education of children, the first three years of life which were declared decisive for their future intelligence.

This theory received such a strong public resonance that Mozart’s CDs, with appropriate recommendations from parents, were at the very beginning of the bestseller lists, and the Governor of the us state of Georgia presented Mozart’s CD to every new mother in his state. Continue reading

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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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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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 4)
Why Mozart? But why Mozart? Why not Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles? Mozart did not create the stunning effects that Bach's mathematical genius was capable of. His music does not stir…

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Music and health (part 3)
Thus, the sound “a - a” massages the pharynx, larynx, thyroid gland; the sound “o - o” heals the middle part of the breast; the sound “o - I -…

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