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Researchers study not only the processing by the brain of the “acoustic” component of music, but also the processes by which it affects people emotionally. In one of these works, it was shown that physical reactions to music (in the form of goosebumps, tears, laughter, etc.) occur in 80% of adults. According to a survey conducted in 1995 by Jaak Panksepp of the University of Bowling Green, 70% of several hundred respondents said that they enjoy music, “because it creates emotions and feelings.”
Until recently, the mechanisms of such reactions remained a mystery to scientists. However, a study of a patient suffering from bilateral damage to the temporal lobes, affecting the auditory cortex, prompted an answer to the question that tormented us. The patient has preserved normal intelligence and general memory, there are no difficulties with language and speech. Continue reading
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert.
This means that we can use music as a tonic.
Since the time when humankind first created music, it served its everyday goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs – the list is as long as history and culture.
Nowadays, high-tech Tomatis discovered a high-tech method for uncovering the inner power of sound, a force that actually possesses “super power” for enhancing mental abilities, healing and energizing. Continue reading
Somehow I walked along a quiet, old Moscow street and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. I was surprised. Indeed, in this house is Russian research
She opened the massive doors, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found a room from which the music came. It was impossible to call this room a medical office: there were paintings on the walls, bent heads of young people at the tables, who painted portraits and landscapes. A girl was sitting at the piano and playing.
What is it – art school? Not. A friendly, imposing man who approached me, introduced himself: psychotherapist, head of the laboratory of the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor of Milan University of New Medicine and Moscow State University named after Lomonosov Vladimir Leonidovich Raikov. Continue reading