What do musicians have in their heads?For years, we have known that music produces obvious effects on people. It is a stimulus that enriches the sensory, cognitive and motor processes; And it also encourages creativity. Therefore, in the last years, music began to be used with a therapeutic function to cure certain pathological conditions. It is also being introduced in the education of children, since it represents a great importance in the intellectual, auditory, sensory, speech and motor development of the little ones. These are small recent examples of the great importance that music exerts on us, since it is fundamental to develop the full potential of the brain.
The musicians' brains
Music, playing music or creating music, requires a great mental strength; So much so that practical...
Music therapy Promotes healthMusic therapy promotes the health and communication of 28 users with intellectual disabilities on the street, Students of a music therapy workshop offered a concierge in the hall of the hermitage San Pedro Mártir Telde.
Telde.- The mayor of Telde, Mª del Carmen Castellano, the Councilor for Social Policy of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, José Miguel Álamo, and the Councilor for Culture of Telde City Council, Daniel Martín, attended this Friday the sample of the Workshop of Music therapy, which has taken place in the Hermitage of San Pedro Mártir and has organized the Popular University of Telde, dependent on the area of Culture, coinciding with the celebration of the patroness of music; Saint Cecilia
The protagonists of this act that began past 13.00 have bee
The explanation of the effects of music through the brain
For many, music is an important part of our lives. It accompanies us in the happy moments, in the sad moments, they produce sensations that sometimes do not know to explain, they can even make us cry. Music produces reactions and excites us. But why does a set of sounds have so much effect on us? What happens in our brain when we hear a song?
How music makes us happy
Of this subject we had already spoken in an earlier article of Medciencia. For the comments of some studies with functional magnetic resonance that evaluated the brains of subjects and they listened to their favorite song, seeing thus that activated areas. What is found is that they activated the same areas that work during sex, trade or drug use, we talk about areas...
Musical HealingDescriptive or Incidential Music
It is a soundtrack concept from a story, story or story where the characters take a characterization from sound effects (environmental, industrial, timbre, electro acoustic etc.) where each character in the story is given a Sound, a timbre, an intensity and a duration taking to the listening to that his imagination is more productive and pleasant and in addition to that the participates of the same one.
As a musician and composer from sound and with an electro-acoustic concept using emulators instruments (electronic keyboards we deceive the ear and lead the listener to listen as a real-virtual sound and more than an experience is a joy motivating him to listen to it every time More often than well-told stories.
As a musician and composer f...
Renal transplantation and dialysis
The kidneys perform vital functions in our body:
· Eliminate waste substances.
· Produce hormones for the formation of bone and red blood cells.
· Regulate blood pressure.
· Control the water and salts of our body: hydro-electrolytic balance.
These basic functions are performed by structures called glomeruli which are responsible for filtering the blood and collect the waste substances and excess water, forming the urine. If for any reason it stops working, accumulate the waste substances, the Toxic substances and water, the production of red blood cells and the normal metabolism of bones is altered.
All these facts give rise to a series of symptoms:
· Decreased appetite.
· Changes in
Musicofilia: Stories of music and the brain
Oliver Sacks examines the relationship with the music of patients, ordinary people or professional musicians to shed an unusual light on this phenomenon. Through anomalies such as "amusia" - or inability to feel the music -, the hypermusical Williams syndrome - a strange phenomenon of extreme sociability -, musical hallucinations or music as inspiring of real terror, Sacks elaborates a lucid analysis of How music is a key factor in creating human identity, either in a pathogenic way or as a positive agent when it comes to treating Parkinson's, dementia, Tourette's syndrome, encephalitis or temporal lobe attacks. Sacks reveals himself again as a splendid narrator, with the humor, the erudition and the vast scientific and humanisti...