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2005-09-30 10:10:00

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.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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