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Music and Emotions

But why exactly does this experience of music distinctly transcend other sensory experiences? How is it able to evoke emotion in a way that is incomparable to any other sense? Music can be thought of as a type of perceptual illusion, much the same way in which a collage is perceived. The brain imposes structure […]

Understanding Anxiety

The last thing that will calm down an anxious person is telling them “calm down.” In fact, it may make the situation worse. Some research suggests that trying to calm oneself during the middle of an anxiety attack can actually increase the original emotional response in the moment. As a result, by trying not to be afraid, […]