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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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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Sounds that are not
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…

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harmony

We see sound (part 1)

“I weighed the sound, measured and calculated
In the mystery of the word cunning penetrated.
And intelligent evil I have planned –
Gland to betray your living language…”
(A. Zhuravlev)
1. “Sound + color” ?
The property of sounds to cause color images has been seen for a long time. A lot was written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical sounds in color. The whole trend in art – color music – is based on this property of the sounds of music. Continue reading

In healthy skin – healthy hearing (part 2)

Why is it necessary?

All sounds stimulate the delicate bones located in the middle ear. Sometimes, when the eardrum is damaged, the bones of the middle ear can be stimulated by a vibrator located behind the ear at the base of the jaw.

Bone conduction of sounds works even through the teeth. When one American put a metal seal with a microscopic gap (simply put, with marriage), the tooth with the seal turned into an analogue of the detector radio.

As a result, the man began to hear voices in his head (radio broadcasts and talks on radiotelephones) and… go to a psychiatrist. Continue reading

Influence of tempo-rhythmic structure of music on psychophysiological state of a person

Musical culture in its deep meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music to influence the human condition has now become almost total. The property of music to influence the human condition is now used in therapeutic sessions, advertising, movies, etc.

Insufficiently deeply studied by modern psychological science direction of music therapy and music suggestion brings, including unexpected results of the use of music to influence the state of consciousness, especially on a mass scale. Continue reading

Enhancing cathartic experiences through music
One look at a person who has a difficult experience in his memory, actualized in the present, is enough to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, the person tries…

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Linguistic revival
A foreign language is much more than just new words. We also need to learn in which cases to use certain words, what should be highlighted, in what rhythm to…

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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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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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