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…

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Kamikaze, harakiri and music
What do we know about the Japanese? Well, except that they tend to make sake, to become suicide bombers and to arrange all living things harakiri? Most likely, all the…

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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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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 begins to sound continuously and is perceived as if it comes from the outside. That’s trouble.

“A song playing in your head from time to time is normal. Another thing, musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. People can not sleep, can not think,” — says the British psychiatrist Victor Aziz (Victor Aziz), who together with his colleague Nick Warner (Nick Warner) recently again drew the attention of scientists to the psychopathological problem of “music in the brain”. Continue reading

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 just silent as a fish, as soon as you have to say a few phrases in a foreign language.

Is it possible to get rid of it? Of course, but for this, as in the treatment of any disease, it is necessary to understand its causes, as doctors say, “etiology”.

The easiest way, of course, to blame bad teachers, unimportant textbooks, yourself – for the “inability” to languages, etc. Continue reading

Mozart effect (part 3)
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Sounds that are not
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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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