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The Power of Music

World class music, with safety knowledge embedded in the lyrics, is at the core of The Yello Dyno Method to ensure recall in a crisis.

Findings of the internationally recognized research on children in crisis of Dr. Bruce Perry

"If a child has information stored in cortical areas but in the specific moment is very fearful, this information is inaccessible. In this regard, cognitively-stored information does little good in the life threatening moment."

(On the other hand...)
"Information learned in song, rhyme or rap is more easily recalled when in a state of high arousal (anxiety).
This is due, of course, to the fact that this information is stored in a different fashion than traditional verbal cognitive information."
- Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D.,Civitas, Violence and Childhood Trauma: Understanding and responding to the Effects of Violence on YoungChildren

The Mozart Effect

Don Campell is the world’s foremost educator on the connection between music and healing. His research shows how to use sound and music to stimulate learning and memory; how to strengthen listening abilites. Following are excerpts from The Mozart Effect, Avon Books.

“…Music can dance and sing our blues away. It conjures up memories of lost loves or deceased friends. It lets the child in us play, the monk in us pray, the cowgirl in us line-dance, the hero in us surmount all obstacles...”
- page 1

"The power of Mozart’s music has come to public attention largely through innovative research at the University of California in the early 1990s. At the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory in Irvine, a research team began to look at some of the effects of Mozart on college students and children….Rauscher’s team concluded that
the relationship between music and spatial reasoning was so strong that simply listening to music can make a difference…The scientists suggested that listening to Mozart helps 'organize’ the firing patterns of neurons in the cerebral cortex, especially strengthening creative right-brain processes associated with special-temporal reasoning. Listening to music, they concluded, acts as 'an exercise’ for facilitating symmetry operations associated with higher brain functions. In plain English, it can improve your concentration, enhance your ability to make intuitive leaps…”
- pages 15, 16

"From the very first vertebrate life, he (Tomastis) discovered, the ear had been used not only for auditory purposes but also to regulate movement…The ear choreographs the body’s dance of balance, rhythm, and movement...the ear is the gyroscope, the CPU, the orchestra conductor of the entire nervous system...Listening well creates a range of positive effects, including improved vocal control, more energy, a better disposition, and even improved handwriting and posture…It enables the entire body to become, in Tomastis’s words, “a receptive antenna vibrating in union with the sound, whether it is musical or linquistic….”
- pages 53, 54

"Tomastis is credited with the discovery that 'the voice can only reproduce what the ear can hear,’ a theory with profound practical application for language development …dubbed the Tomatis Effect..But possibly his most important contribution was to recognize that
the fetus hears sounds in the womb….The mother’s voice serves as the sonic umbilical cord for her developing baby and a primal source for nurturing… (This) led to (treatments for) listening disabilities and emotional disorders.
- pages 17, 18

"…Music can increase endorphin levels. Endorphins, the brain’s own 'opiates,' …The healing chemicals created by the joy and emotional richness in music (movie soundtracks, religious music, marching bands, and drumming ensembles) enable the body to create its own anesthetic and enhance the immune function… The Journal of the American Medical Association reported in 1996 …’Music stimulation increases endorphin release and this decreases the need for medication. It also provides a distraction from pain and relieves anxiety,’…”
- pages 71

World class music is at the core of the Yello Dyno Method™ to ensure recall in a crisis

The Yello Dyno Method™ incorporates music because:

“Music has been recognized as a calming agent and an antidote to stress and tension since ancient times. The new study indicates that listening to music affects the release of powerful brain chemicals that can regulate mood, reduce aggression and depression…”
- Research by Dr. Ardash Kumar, study co-author and research associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida

"The average adult in America can sing significant portions of over 1000 hit songs they didn't choose to learn...another example is jingles such as, "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should," was last aired in 1970. Over thirty years later, those of us who were at least ten at the time can still sing this jingle."
- Roy Williams, Best Selliing Author, QUOTE SOURCE:

Wonderful true stories of the power of music
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Research Links

1. Independent, Evidence-based Research

2. The Power of Music

3. Self-Efficacy

4. Rational Decisions guided by Emotion

5. Humor Plays a Powerful Role In Balancing Negative Emotions, Such As Fear

6. How The Brain Learns Best:
The Bob-and-Weave Lecture

7. The Importance of Play in Learning

8. Children can be attentive and receptive or incapable of learning

9. Statistics

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