The sounds that feed the brain with energy (p1)
“Some sounds are just as effective as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French expert in the field of hearing research.
This means that we can use music as a tonic.
Since the time when humanity first created music, it has served its daily purposes. Lullabies, war songs, sea songs — the list is as long as the history and culture.
In these days of high technology, Tomatis has discovered a high-tech method of unlocking the inner power of sound, a power that actually has “superpowers” to enhance mental abilities, improve health, and energize.
According to Tomatis, ” sound can be an extraordinary source of energy.” Today, in his seventies, he is still energetic, he has enough sleep for three or four hours a day, because when he works, special music sounds as a background. But Tomatis didn’t just focus on tonic music.
For several decades, he conducted special measurements using sophisticated equipment to find out how different sound frequencies affect a person: which ones supply him with energy and which ones take it away from him.
And how does this happen? He came to a startling discovery. “The ear is not only designed to hear,” Tomatis said loudly, — the ear is designed to energize the mind and body»
Do you get energy through your ears? When Tomatis experimented with the music of Bach, Mozart, and Gregorian works, the readings of his scientific instruments stated that fatigue, fatigue, and weakening as a result of stress occur when the gray cells of your brain receive insufficient electrical energy. In other words, they lack strength.
Tomatis claims that these cells work like small electric batteries. They produce electricity in your brain, supplying them with brain waves that are registered on the EEG. You might think that these small batteries are charged by the body’s metabolism. Not exactly, Tomatis says. And this is his main achievement.
Your battery cells are being charged by something from the outside, and that something is sound, in particular high-frequency sound. The transformation of energy coming from the outside is done by Corti cells. If you were traveling through your inner ear, then after wandering through the intricate labyrinths of the ear snail, you would suddenly come to the “Corti line”, the longest line of the most accurate dancers in the entire world.
Arranged in rows, 24,600 oblong cells dance in exact accordance with each sound, like a corps de ballet in the Radio city music hall.
The energy produced as a result of this unusual dance flows into your brain, and part of it is separated to get through the vestibular branch of the cerebellum to the muscles of your body.
High-frequency sounds energize your brain, while relieving muscle tension and balancing your body in various ways. They affect you even after you have listened to them. Some of these high-frequency, energy-filled sounds are also used in super-Learning music.
But you don’t get energy just by listening to high-frequency sounds. It is this discovery of Tomatis that explains why some North Americans do not get a boost of vitality by listening to Baroque music, as do people in Eastern Europe. There is something else that accompanies hearing, caused mainly by sound pollution – because Eastern Europeans are used to a different sound background from our own.
Tomatis also found out that you get used to listening within the sound spectrum of your native language. As a result, people perceive music in completely different ways. The spectrum of listening in Slavic languages includes both very low and very high frequencies. The area of American English is much narrower.