The Science

The Brain Changes Throughout Life! Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. It can compensate for damage in one area by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. In order to reconnect, whether from injury or disease, the neurons need to be repeatedly stimulated through activity. Neurons that fire together, wire together.

Hearing and Listening Hearing and the muscles of the middle ear never rest—they work every second from birth until death. Listening involves the conscious effort of paying attention to a sound or sounds. We hear by air waves coming into our ears and by bone conduction–vibrations that travel throughout the entire skeletal system with a special petrous bone surrounding the middle and inner ear. Its the densest bone in our body - better for transmitting sound. We even have two types of cells in our skin that commute sound; one set for low and one for high frequencies. Sound waves entering the outer ear are transformed into electrical impulses in the inner ear and sent to the brain, providing energy to the brain and influence our ability to focus and sustain attention. The vestibular and cochlear systems of the inner ear work together to relay sensory input to the brain and play a key role in our ability to integrate our senses and their successful interaction, essential for language development, sensory processing and motor function.

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The Listening Method and the Artistic Voice LINK to Article. Scientific research on how the listening method works for the singing and speaking voice.

 

the Ear Brain Voice Body Connection

The amazing ear is connected to the entire body through the vagus nerve and through the vibration and resonance of bone conduction . . .
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The Whole Skeleton Sings!

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The Vibrations of Singing

Tomatis tells us singing is extremely important. It energizes the singer as well as the listener. Scientific research has shown that in order for the brain to operate at full capacity, it need so be bombarded with sound for a minimum of 4.5 hours per day. Sound energy, transmitted through the audio-vocal circuit, makes a critical contribution to peak functioning. We can never sing or listen too music too much; however, it is important to clarify which kind of music and singing nurtures us. When we speak, the whole body participates, and in singing the participation of the body along with the nervous system is even greater.

Music to my Ears

Music is the Sonic Food for Life

Listening Matrix & iLs Programs with Music
A few of the many benefits:

 

Benefits from the Listening Matrix and iLs programs can being to emerge as quicly as the first few weeks. However, the complete benefits of the program may take many months to become established. This is because the improvements in auditory processing are constrained by the very slow rate at which new neural pathways (dendritic branching) develop. It is likely you will see results related to your physical, mental, and vocal abilities quite soon, sometimes within days but usually within weeks or months, with performance results in school or workplace following soon thereafter.

We train the brain by forming a solid foundation, initially, by stimulating the brain with multi-sensory input at the sub-cortical level including the Cerebellum, ANS, RAS and Limbic systems working up to the cortical level to improve behavioral/emotional regulation and learning.