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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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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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 3)
Motor skill The vestibule, which is part of the inner ear, is responsible for the balance, coordination and position of the body. These signs will help to identify the presence…

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method of Tomatis

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

We see sound (part 2)

3. Implementation of the theory in poetic texts

If there are matches of speech sounds to certain colors, even in the subconscious, then they must appear somewhere, the sound color must somehow function in speech. And perhaps, first of all, it is necessary to look for manifestations of sound-color halos in poetry: where the sound side is especially important. The effect of zvukovya may play a role in the case, when in the poem creates a particular color pattern, and the pattern of the vowels of the verse should be supported, “light up” the picture with the sounds of the corresponding color. Continue reading

Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 1)

About 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that gave impetus to the development of the method of Tomatis. This method has different names: “auditory training”, “auditory excitation” or “auditory therapy”. Its purpose is to re-educate the person in the process of listening, which improves the ability to learn and master languages, to communicate, increases creativity and has a positive effect on the social behavior of the individual.

The Tomatis Method has helped thousands of children suffering from hearing problems, speech disorders, attention deficit disorder (DKV), autism, as well as motor disorders. Continue reading

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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The brain is "under jazz»
When jazz musicians improvise, their brains switch off the areas responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses, and instead turn on the areas that open the way for self-expression.…

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Mozart effect (part 3)
The study of the Mozart effect on children and other experiments on the effect on the development of the child's brain gave impetus to the widespread dissemination in American society…

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Loud music and the reaction of drivers
Listening to music at high volume while driving can worsen reactions and lead to a traffic accident. This conclusion was made by canadian scientists. Their research showed that it takes…

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