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Should you be Einstein? “

(Tell me what you’re listening to, and I’ll tell you what your IQ is)
You are young, you consider yourself advanced, night clubs are the best place to hang out after school or work. After – a sense of well-spent time, but fresh and clear thinking, as well as the influx of new forces and energy are not observed.

Do you know that modern electronic music, as well as rock, psychologists refer to aggressive non-drug drugs (the effect of the latter on the body does not need to be explained)?

Just a few facts

1. Scientists At the center for neuroscience at the University of California tested students from 36 colleges in an attempt to determine their level of intellectual development. For ten minutes after the test, students listened to Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos in C major K. 488. Repeated testing immediately after listening showed an increase in IQ by 8-9 points.

However, after about 15 minutes, the indicators returned to the previous level, but this fact allowed scientists to assume that immortal music was the cause of temporary intellectual growth. Other scientists engaged in similar research are also convinced of the magic power of music, which can cause a steady increase in IQ when listened to regularly.

One of the researchers of the phenomenon of music influence, Gordon Shaw, suggested that complex music somehow feeds the brain regions responsible for abstract thinking , which are not directly related to the perception of sounds and melodies.

2. Bulgarian psychologist Georgy Lozanov, along with his colleague Dr. Aleko Novakov, has been doing research to determine the extent to which music affects the learning process.

By this time, American scientists Lynn Cooper and Milton Erickson have already found that people who listen to the sounds of the metronome at a rate of 60 beats per minute, there is an “alpha state” -ideal for learning and memorizing.

Unaware of this fact, Lozanov and Novakov independently made a similar discovery, but using slow Baroque music with a rhythmic size of 60-64 bars per minute. The Baroque genre was very common in Europe from 1600 to 1750.

Its popularity passed after the death of one of the most outstanding composers and performers – Johann Sebastian Bach. Baroque music is characterized by a rich sound palette of scales and a clear rhythm. Lozanov and Novakov discovered that under the influence of Baroque music, information is perceived and assimilated as effectively as when learning in a dream.

This discovery soon led to the development of a new method. According to its terms, information – for example, phrases in a foreign language-is presented at intervals of four seconds against the background of Baroque music at a rate of 60 bars per minute. The first results showed that students learn from 60 to 500 foreign words a day.

Experts from the University of Iowa decided to test the proposed method and soon achieved success: against the background of Baroque music, participants in the experiment had an increase in their ability to remember by 26 %, and their learning speed by 24 %.

3. According to Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a member of the French Academy of medical Sciences, the ears play a key role in electric charging of the brain.
When the electrical potential of the brain begins to weaken, we experience fatigue and become dull in the eyes. Like batteries, brain cells must be recharged from time to time.

Tomatis discovered that one way to recharge is to listen to high-frequency sounds-5000-8000 Hz. According to Tomatis, the vibration of carti cells – the hair-like sensory cells of the inner ear-acts as a kind of brain generator.

After many years of analysis, Tomatis came to the conclusion that Mozart’s music contains the largest number of sounds of the desired frequency range, and heavy rock and – the least. He also recommends listening to Baroque music and Gregorian chants in order to recharge your brain.

P.S. albert Einstein first picked up the violin at the age of six. By the time he was 14, he was performing Beethoven and Mozart sonatas and improvising for long hours on the piano.

Throughout his life, Einstein remained a passionate violinist, turning to music during creative stagnation. About his interests in music and physics, he said: “they Both have the same source and complement each other…”It is possible that Einstein’s extraordinarily powerful intellect is the result of a love of the classics.

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