Music therapy (part 1)
I have a rare profession for our country - music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who are able to help a person…

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Mozart effect (part 2)
To test their assumptions Rauscher put a special experiment on rats, which is obviously not an emotional reaction to the music. A group of 30 rats was placed in a…

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Music and health (part 2)
Russian writer F. M. Dostoevsky told how in 1848 the composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka visited the Society of lovers of literature. He then played Chopin, Gluck and his own compositions.…

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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 at the calendar and without straining imagination: well, for example, a lot of new music came out, but most of it did not cause much interest, quite a lot – listened to on rewind… But surely there were records that were delayed in your playlist.

Summing up the results of the year, DARKER once again offers you a survey of our authors: what impressed us the most this year, what we consider the best albums of the year. It is clear that these lists will be impregnated with subjectivity for all 140 percent – but it is absolutely normal. Continue reading

Myths about language (part 2)

For all kinds of “inability” to foreign languages often is either a lack of knowledge of the native and – I’m not afraid of the word – dislike for him, which generates, in turn, internal resistance to someone else, or an elementary lack of diligence and perseverance. This with one hand. On the other hand, there are external factors: bad teachers or methods that do not match your character or mindset. A good teacher who is able to pick up the “key” to your learning style, the language is mastered by all without exception. Even the Negroes of old age. 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…

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Should you be Einstein?
You're young, you think you're advanced, Nightclubs are the best place to hang out after school or work. After the feeling of well spent time, but that's fresh and clear…

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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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The sounds that feed the brain with energy
"Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee," says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French expert in the field of hearing. This means that we can…

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