Avalon Evolutive School
For the Sufi, purification and enlightenment came through the heart. The heart was described as the most virtuous organ and the symbolic center of man’s existence and the feeling of love felt through the heart was accepted as the key of being aware of the existence of the Creator. This was an educational approach to music. Sufi music was used as a means of training for ideal perfection, which also meant becoming harmonious with oneself. Man, being accepted as the symbol of the universal creation, was described and evaluated as a micro-cosmos. It was believed that all the characteristics of the universe were awarded to man by the Creator. Therefore, the ultimate aim of music was to attain freedom of the self (nefs), so as to reach his/her soul to the divine origin.
Parece como si los adultos necesitaramos siempre argumentos sobre la utilidad de las cosas para dar valor a lo que en sí mismo es valioso. Pero dado que estamos inmersos en un mundo tan rápido y que va descartando lo que desde siempre ha nutrido el rico mundo infantil (los juegos, los cuentos,las canciones …), merece la pena conocer qué dice la ciencia sobre los efectos de cantar en los niños pequeños.
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If your loved one’s crooning is music to your ears, the reason appears to rest with part of brain that is super-sensitive to pitch.
Music has the ability to captivate us; when listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely, connecting to what they hear in an affective and invested way. But what is it about music that keeps the audience engaged? A study by researchers from The City College of New York and the University of Arkansas charts new ground in understanding the neural responses to music.
- Summary: The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists investigated the impact of background music on performance by presenting people with verbal insight problems that are believed to tap creativity. They found that background music ‘significantly impaired’ people’s ability to complete tasks testing verbal creativity — but there was no effect for background library noise.
A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals a causal link between dopamine and the reward responses in humans when listening to music.