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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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.