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2005-09-30 10:10:00

Slower rhythms produce the most relaxing health effects, study finds Tempo may be key to how well music soothes the savage breast -- meaning an Irish jig and a Debussy nocturne may not be created equal when it comes to improving well-being. New research shows that slow music produces a relaxing effect, while musical pauses further modulate heart rhythms and circulation patterns in a beneficial way. The effects were most striking for those people who have musical training. "Calm music with a...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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