Science Says Listening to 30 Seconds of Mozart Can Calm Your Brain

Hurricane Ida Estimated To Have Damaged Over 200,000 Cars: Report

Hurricane Ida struck the northern Gulf Coast on August 29, coming ashore at Port Fourchon, Louisiana with sustained winds of 150 mph. That was only the beginning of the devastation as it tracked across the US until stalling over the Northeast, bringing excessive rain and massive flooding to major metropolitan areas in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and especially New York.

 “We’ve seen customers and dealers pay exorbitant prices for older vehicles

That’s the catalyst for a new report from Carfax, advising car buyers that as many as 212,000 vehicles could be severely flood-damaged from Ida’s torrential rainfall. The report advises people that these cars could wind up on dealership lots and back on the road, possibly without any salvage or flood branding. That’s not good, as flooded vehicles often appear normal at a glance but can fall apart later in life. That could be a few years down the road, a few months, or even a few days…READ ON

Science Says Listening to 30 Seconds of Mozart Can Calm Your Brain

Formally named the “Mozart Effect,” the tune helps those who experience epilepsy and is now embedded in medical research.

Music is transportive, and can take us to another world or time. Now, we know that certain tunes can also improve our health. According to a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers out of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine noted that “Sonata for Two Pianos” in D Major (K 448) could help limit epilepsy-related electrical behaviour in the brain.

Mozart composed this piece of classical music in 1781, but the song became a tool used by the medical-scientific community in the 1990s due to its links to spatial reasoning. Formally named the “Mozart Effect,” the tune helps those who experience epilepsy and is now embedded in medical research. During its most recent study, researchers used electroencephalograms on 16 adult participants living with medication-resistant epilepsy…READ ON

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