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A journey to the center of your mind

Vilayanur Ramachandran http://www.ted.com Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers...

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Arts and Cognitive Neuroscience

Experiences in which the senses are intermingled in usual ways are a common motif in the descriptions that mystics provide of their unordinary sensory experiences. This workshop examines the phenomenon of synaesthesia from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to advance our understanding of the relationship between synaesthesia, metaphor, creativity, and religious and artistic practices. Series: “Humanitas” [4/2008] [Humanities] [Show ID: 13189] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL9auHozQL0


Audio-Mental System, Musical Intervals, Emotions and Meanings

Audio-Mental System, Musical Intervals, Emotions and Meanings

The Theories Of Alain Danielou And Their Employment In Music-Therapy Philosophers and musicians since the most remote times have wondered if 1) the music can express emotions, cause in the listener feelings and well defined states of mind or if 2) it consists in a practice which seeks only the pleasure and in a simple manipulation of sounds; the secular debate among the promoters of...

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Multitherapy in the treatment of mental patients

In order to increase the possibility of obtaining positive results during the treatment of mental patients, in modern psychotherapy have been recently introduced the so-called “active” methods, which make use of the body language and of a therapeutic control based not only on words, but especially on facts. Once proved the effectiveness of these methods, to the psychopharmacological therapy have then been added other therapies...

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Music and non ordinary states of conscience

The usual change of conscience is a present experience in the 90% of human societies (Bourguignon, 1986) and can be considered part of psychological heritage and the main need of that “ceremonial animal” that is the man (Wittegenstein,1975). Conscience From the second half of the last century, in-depth anthropological and historical-religious studies, on the “ecstatic” techniques and religions, have focused on the rare relation between...

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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Updatings

Notes about Music Therapy The term music therapy is conventionally used to indicate specific surveys and possible actions on human suffering. It is possible to state that the essence of music therapy is the positive influence it can have on psyche through the evocation of pleasant, positive memories. It acts directly on the neuro-vegetative system (hypothalamus, hypophysis, suprarenal glands) to produce those substances (neurotransmitters, well...

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Theoretical Aims on Music for Prosody in Speech Therapy Setting

An Evolutionary Perspective This lecture is focused on an important skill. We will try to understand the reason why studying music can be relevant during a speech therapy setting. Actually, many researchers want do discover why music is present in all human cultures of the world. We think music is directly connected with language, especially with spoken language. According to a phylogenetic investigation we believe...

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Voice Spectrographic Analysis in depressed and schizophrenic patients

Introduction Prosody is a characteristic part of speech that includes intonation, tone destribution and rhythm. It carries the emotional aspect of the speech in non verbal way: among other things, it plays a fundamental role in the early months of life for language acquisition and, afterwards, it supports the memorization from the listener. Several studies, carried out before on cerebral damaged patients for cerebro-vascular incidents...

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Il cervello cresce per tutta la vita

La crescita del cervello può durare per tutta la vita. Recenti scoperte sulle “cellule staminali” nel cervello hanno eliminato il vecchio dogma della Neurologia per cui si riteneva che le cellule neuronali del cervello fossero incapaci di riprodursi. Oggi sappiamo invece che in un ambiente ampiamente stimolato anche nell’adulto la rigenerazione neuronale è sempre possibile a partire da “cellule staminali” cosi dette “Toto-potenti”, che in...

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