Tag: Thalamus

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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