Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, long-term learning increases the responses of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. Brain…

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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…

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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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“musical” character

Amore… industrial

Tell me honestly, what do you associate the words “Italian music”with? Opera? Well, most likely, dissemble. Disco? That’s more likely. Nevertheless, a significant part of the Italian musicians can in response to frown ask: what about… industrial and noise varying degrees of ferocity? In the end, the very concept of style was formulated there, Luigi Russolo will not lie. And his compatriots still keep the brand – their national school remains one of the most powerful and ferocious in the world. Continue reading

History Of Neurophon

The first Neurophon was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated the possibilities of his invention.

The day after the lecture, a reporter from the Houston Post called him. He asked if it was possible to try a Neurophon on his relative who was deaf as a result of spinal meningitis. The experiment was very successful. And the day after the successful experiment, an article was published about the neurophone as a potential hearing aid for the deaf.

Fame grew every year. In 1961, correspondents from Life magazine literally settled in Patrick’s house. They took about a thousand pictures, following him everywhere he went. Continue reading

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 about 20% more time to perform physical and mental exercises with loud music.

The British Royal automobile club (RAC) warned that if the reaction time of drivers is so reduced, they can get into a fatal accident.

According to RAC Executive Director Edmund king, this study shows that “loud music not only causes inconvenience to others, but can also lead to accidents.” Continue reading

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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Genetic codes and music
Nigel Helyer from the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the University laboratory SymbioticA created the project GeneMusiK, which turns genetic codes into musical works and Vice…

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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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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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