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Gray Matter - Dendrites - Sublime Music


By George Josserme

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Scientists remain piling up evidences. They are clear and undivided. It requires higher level of intelligence to appreciate and to enjoy music created by virtuosos.

Bring up your chair.
If you have the brain,
you'll love this article.



Take a bath of Classical Music often.
You'll find that
it does to your soul what a water-bath does to your body.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes.
One of the best American writers of the 19th. century.
1809 - 1894



MORE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH piles up evidencing that among more valid reasons of likely to be complex formula a larger quantity of Gray Matter and concentration of dendrites well-communicated by strong electrical impulses are needed to delight a person that listens to Classical Music.

A truly fascinating scientific research ~performed by large number of scientists~ has been a correlation that they detected between music, brain capacities, and intellectual functions. A reputable team of British and Italian scientists also presented a quite similar explanation as to why it is few the people who persistently possess a preference for Classical Music.

That British-Italian team made clear that they do not proclaim that listeners of heavy-metal or rap music are brain-damaged. They further pointed out that musical taste is likely to be complex, and that factors such as social and cultural conditions also play a role in the taste for music.

The 'BBC Music Magazine' published one article on long-term studies done at the Maudsley Hospital in London where it was corroborated that there is a link between musical taste and brain power. A scientist explains it well: "What this means is that you require to have more Gray Matter and dendrite activity to value qualities of Classical Music. On the contrary, you do not need much of either one to like rap or heavy-metal."

Studies also reveal that older people who enjoyed Classical Music all their lives begin to lose gray matter as they age. As expected, they ignore their beloved Classical Music to listen to music they used to consider of substantial lesser value during their younger years.

Dr. John Jenkins of the University of London found his own research suggesting that mental performance increases and certain aspects of IQ tests show meaningfully better scores after subjects are exposed to Mozart's music. Dr. Jenkins points out that the beneficial effects of many pieces of Classical Music apply to epilepsy patients as well.

scientists observed that school accomplishments
are associated with musical training when it takes
place early in life

Scientific studies lead to construe that areas of the brain get augmented as a direct result of training in elaborated music. Educators, through their own observations, corroborate that there are meaningful benefits in school performance when kids receive long-term training in more elaborated music. All of this applies when training during formative years, they say.

The American Academy of Neurology found significant differences in the distribution of gray matter between brains trained in Classical Music by professional teachers since an early age and brains that remained non-musicians. Academy's scientists discovered musicians to have much larger volume of gray matter in five regions of the brain and perceptibly pronounced difference in their cerebellum.


all of the above explains why in a visibly deprecated XXI century
it has not been few the philharmonic orchestras across the world
that remain on a gloomy downward spiral and disappeared for a lack
of audiences with the brain needed to be interested in classical music.

on the other hand, it is not difficult to learn about young folks not yet
30 years old who become multi-millonaires ~almost overnight~ after a
release of some few cd's of heavy metal, rap, or similar music.

we are going down. aren't we ?


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