Why are vibrations of music so important?
Every acoustic stimulation that we perceive with our ears is caused by vibrations of the air molecules that are passed on to our hearing organs by compression and then to the brain, but we hear not only with the ears but actually through the whole body with the help of the skin.
The skin has innumerable mechanoreceptors that are distributed in different densities at different parts of the body, and these receptors also perceive vibrations, so that when we sit on a wooden bench in a concert, we hear the music through the ears on the one hand, and feel it through the vibrating wooden chairs and the floor on the other.
The vibrations in the brain are mainly perceived in the motor centre and interpreted as movement.
This means that the brain processes the passive vibrations as well as active movement (dance, yoga, meditation, walking, running), which can be used therapeutically.
The motor centre has a very wide and important neuronal connection to the stress centre, i. e. to the adrenal glands (adrenal medulla) where cortisol is produced.
Thereby, the motoric centre in the brain has a direct influence on the stress reactions and therefore, if it is stimulated by the corresponding vibrations, one can directly reach the stress centre in the adrenal glands, which means that, in addition to the known effects of music on the brain and the body, one has an important influence by means of the vibrations.
So that the axe mind-body is neurologically and anatomically documented and well explained.
Fitterbrain therapeutically uses both the music and the vibrations that are then transferred directly to the body, increasing the effect of the music and improving its application.
1)Materials provided by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Richard P. Dum, David J. Levinthal, Peter L. Strick.
Motor, cognitive, and affective areas of the cerebral
cortex influence the adrenal medulla.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016;
201605044 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1605044113
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