Spontaneous opening arranged American neuroscientists. They managed to prove that listening to music prevents epileptic seizures.
The researchers report made at the meeting of the Association for the psychology of America in Toronto. As told to Christine Pella Institute of Ohio, the researchers proceeded from the hypothesis that our brain everything processes the sounds of silence and the sound of music. "But we could not know how the tunes will respond psyche epileptics. And were extremely surprised to realize that our brain is everything processes the sounds of silence and the sound of music. "But we could not know how the tunes will respond psyche epileptics. And were extremely surprised when I realized that music is used to help people suffering from epilepsy," announced Chariton.
The idea to conduct a similar study came to the neuroscientists in the head after they noted that the majority of seizures begins the result of the disruption of the cortex in the temporal lobe of the brain where are the centers of hearing and speech. Then Chariton coworkers provided that the stimulation of these regions of the brain through music, familiar with the specific rhythm and tempo, "confusing" the synchronization process, provokes the simultaneous operation of nerve cells that generate epileptic seizure, reports RIA Novosti.
Scientists have tested this conjecture for a group of 2 10 s epileptics and healthy people on the planet, half of them listened to the silence, and others - of a Sonata by Mozart or jazz compositions by John Coltrane. It turned out that the neurons in the temporal cortex of epileptic were much more active during and after the volunteers listened to music.
Along with this Pella approved to treat epilepsy only through music not all patients alike should take the medication and follow the advice of doctors. But the researchers believe that music players and other informants of the sound can be one of the main components of "epileptic necessary assistance" and an additional means of monitoring the condition of epileptics.
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