Your Brain Composes Classical Music

April 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Build Mind Power

Quantum Mind Power GymOver the past decade the influence of music on our cognitive development, learning, and emotional well-being has emerged as a hot field of scientific study. Now a new question has come up: Does each brain have its own unique music?

The answer seems to be yes – with the tempo and tone varying depending upon one’s mood, frame of mind, and other features of the brain itself.

Recent research shows that if the *brain music* of an emergency responder such as a fireman is recorded and played back to them, it can sharpen their reflexes during a crisis, and calm their nerves afterward.

To further explore music’s potential relevance to emergency response, a USA Science & Technology Directorate initiated a study of a form of neurotraining they are calling *Brain Music.*

The study uses music selected to mimic an emergency responder’s own brainwaves to help them better deal with common problems like insomnia, fatigue, and headaches stemming from stressful environments. The underlying concept of *Brain Music* is to use the frequency, amplitude, and duration of musical sounds to move the brain from an anxious state to enter a more relaxed state.

The job was to first capture the listener’s brainwaves while relaxed and/or productive and alert, and then replicate the rhythm of their brainwaves using music. The researchers report that the music DOES boost productivity and energy levels, and trigger the body’s natural positive responses to stress.

It seems there’s a classical genius-or maybe two genii-in all of us. The resulting two- to six-minute minute musical tracks lean toward the classical. The relaxation tracks tend to sound like *melodic, subdued Chopin sonatas* … while the alertness tracks tend to have more of a *Mozart sound.”

So this brings up an interesting thought: Is this is an indication that the great classical composers just listened to their own brainwaves to compose their music. Humm… What do YOU think…


The Zen of Taking Action

March 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Life Mastery


You’ve probably had the experience at one time or another of feeling stuck in your life. Of just sitting in one place — unclear of how to make a decision.

How can you move forward in life when you cannot decide about the next step you need to take? Admittedly, such a lack of clarity can cause some pretty extreme stress!

It’s difficult to move forward if you don’t have clarity, since clarity of purpose often controls your ability to make a decision. Knowing what you want generates the energy to pursue it. While not knowing drains your energy.

So what can you do if you lack clarity? What are your options?

If you’re afraid of making the wrong choice, you can wait and hope for clarity. Or you can try to think your options through in your own mind.

But the truth is, you’ll never really figure life out.”In terms of life-questions”– life has a way of just resolving itself, with or without our conscious intervention or so-called decision-making! And even when we think we’ve got everything all figured out– life will seldom deliver a perfect replica of our mental picture.

One good way to conquer uncomfortable indecision is to simply make a choice from among your unknowns.

Whether or not you feel certain your choice is the “right” choice — just take a small step in what seems to be the best direction, in spite of your doubt or confusion.

There is great power in action. Movement in any direction will break you free from the cement”of indecision — and provide new information and experiences. So just make a decision and move on it.

Action sends ripples of energy and change out into the world. And since life is so totally unpredictable, who knows how your situation will change once you get some action energy”behind your decision.

You may even want to think of your life as a novel you’re reading. You’re only part of the way into the book — and you really don’t know what’s going to happen next. How could you know? The book is still being written.

The challenge you face is this: Dare you move forward in the face of uncertainty? Can you handle”taking action without knowing whether it’s the rightaction? Here’s what I’ve learned in my own roller coaster version of life: If you find you’ve stepped onto the wrong path, you can always adjust your direction.

And any so-called mistakes simply add to your personal wisdom about what doesn’t work — thus taking you closer to discovering what does work.. There is great power in action.

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