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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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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The horror and mystery of a Russian folk
On the one hand, fortunately, gone are the days when the concept of "Russian folk music" was reduced to "Play, accordion" and the ensemble "birch". On the other hand, we…

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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

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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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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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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How the Tomatis method accelerates learning foreign languages
On March 25, 1957, the French Academy of Sciences listened to an intriguing speech. They heard about the discoveries of a young specialist-otolaryngologist Alfred A. Tomatis. He discovered laws that…

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