Listening Testing
We cannot “see” the listening process, we can check it only indirectly - through the presence or absence of skills that are associated with it in one way or another.…

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How to behave on stage
Scene fear Today I will touch on a topic that excites all artists without exception - the fear of the scene. Everyone, absolutely every musician or artist - even professional…

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Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art
Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people's consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical…

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Musical hallucinations

Music in itself sounding in the head. Is that familiar?

Probably this happens with everyone, which is already there. Some “Praskovya girl” will get attached, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when a melody begins to sound continuously and is perceived as if it comes from outside. This is a disaster.

“A song playing from time to time in your head is normal. Another thing is musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. People cannot sleep, they cannot think,” says British psychiatrist Victor Aziz, who, along with a colleague Nick Warner recently returned the attention of scientists to the psychopathological problem of “music in the brain.”

What are these hallucinations, and what is it like to live with them – we explain with an example. Continue reading

Healthy skin – healthy hearing

The theory claims that the brain uses a holographic coding system, so that it is capable of multifaceted encoding sensory signals through all senses. Therefore, any stimulus, such as sound, for example, can be transmitted through any other sensory organ, in such a way that the brain can recognize the incoming signal just like sound, using a type of signal code that is special for sound.

It seems that without wanting it, Patrick Flanagan made a significant contribution to the confirmation of this theory when, as a teenager, he invented a device that allows any person (even completely deaf, even with a middle ear removed surgically and, moreover, even with completely atrophied auditory nerve) hear through the skin. Patrick called his device – “Neurophone” (Neurophone). An entertaining story of the creation of a neurophone. Continue reading

Listening function
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