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Grey 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



SCIENTISTS REMAIN GATHERING EVIDENCES. Grey Matter, Dendrites, and Neurons all well-communicated by strong electrical impulses are needed to delight the senses of a person listening to Classical Music. Their research leads them to detect the correlation between certain Classical Music and development of intellectual capacities.

Another reputable team of British and Italian scientists presented a similar explanation as to why few people have a preference for Classical Music. That British-Italian team made clear that they do not imply that those listening to heavy-metal or rap music are brain-damaged. They also point out that to enjoy elaborated music likely involves social and cultural factors.

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 in those studies explains that "What this means is that you require to have more Grey Matter and Dendrite activity to value qualities of Classical Music. On the contrary, one does not need Grey Matter and Dendrites to like heavy-metal or rap."

At the University of London, Dr. John Jenkins' research suggests that mental performance increases and certain aspects of IQ tests show meaningfully better scores after subjects are exposed to certain pieces of Classical Music. Dr. Jenkins points out that the advantages of listening to Classical Music also apply to epilepsy patients.

Scientific studies lead to construe that areas of the brain get augmented as a result of often listening to Classical Music. Educators concur that school performance is perceptible when students had receive even basic training in Classical Music during their formative years.

The American Academy of Neurology found significant differences in the distribution of Grey Matter between a brain trained in Classical Music since early age and those not exposed to Classical Music. Academy's scientists discovered those who received a reasonable training in such music to have larger volume of Grey 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 qualities 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
the release of few cd's of their heavy metal, rap, or similar music.

we are going down. aren't we?


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