dUb, Higher Learning

On impact of music genres on brain activity

Jah Billah intro:

This research presents measurements of various neurophysiological effects of different music genres, but it seems to be just a sneaky way of settling age old debate of :
“Which is more cerebral, Psy Trance or Goa Trance?”
Just kidding. Some people say we should not take music too seriously.
Should we take science of music seriously?

Genres included in study were:
-Classical, Tribal Downtempo, Psychedelic Trance (Psytrance), Goa Trance, and Subject Choice.


Among other results, study finds that people with prior musical training will exhibit higher neurophysiological response to music in delta waves range of brain activity.

Higher percentages of delta frequencies were found to be most strongly associated with Psytrance within individual cortical regions. Goa Trance also exhibited a significant but weaker association.
The superior association observed between Psytrance and higher percentages of delta frequencies may again be attributed to its unique sixteenth note rhythmic beat structure. However, the finding that Goa Trance also had a significant association, although far less robust than what was observed for Psytrance, suggests that the compositional structure of Goa Trance may be similar enough to that of Psytrance that there is some overlap or sharing in their ability to increase delta frequency activity in the cerebral cortex of listeners. Goa Trance has a very similar compositional structure to that of Psytrance, and although it lacks the sixteenth note beat structure found in Psytrance, it still is typically composed of melodies and harmonies made from sixteenth notes layered over a standard quarter note beat structure.
Further investigation is warranted to better clarify the reasons why Psytrance exhibited a superior association with higher percentages of delta frequencies compared to the other studied music genres. Given that increased delta frequency activity is observed during stages of NREM sleep, these findings support those of previous music therapy studies which suggest that various types of music may impact the central nervous system by promoting changes in cerebral cortex activity that have similarities to NREM sleep, while the listener remains awake.

Text from:
Neurophysiological effects of various music genres on electroencephalographic (EEG) cerebral cortex activity
Authors: Abraham Hafiz Rodriguez, Sarah Nath Zallek, Michael Xu, Jean Aldag, Lori Russell-Chapin, Tobias A. Mattei, and N. Scott Litofsky
Publication Date: 15 Oct 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1556/2054.2019.027

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Full support for 11 track 2021 album now available on BandCamp!

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Preecha Kungo, High Pressure Sound System, Red Dread –

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Still remember that day when two larger than large acapellas were dropped trough the long gone but never forgotten Versionist. com. Who dat?

It was man I-self Kungo Preecha pon the case. These were recorded for my good man Rob Conelly aka Irish Moss as you can hear in the intro.

“Trod Along” comes with conscious lyrics with Kungo’s impeccable DeeJay style followed with female backup harmonies haunting along. Since a zillion versions came trough, but not in a while, so here comes Ruffa Roots label with two vocal cuts+riddim versions making a nice EP produced by High Pressure Soundsystem and Red Dread.

Digital rock yo all.

Dedication to each and every one!

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Topper Top feat. Teddy Bruckshot, Lady Chann & Killa P – Jah Billah Rmx

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Dubmatix – Getting Organized : Proper Workflow Structure In Your DAW


Some of you might need this, I-specially if you have 108+ tracks and can’t get a mixdown. Doctor Dubmatix pon the case:

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Jah Billah – Motherboard Dubs 2011 Remaster 2021

Jah Billah – Motherboard Dubs 2011 Remaster 2021

Original track listing:

JAH BILLAH

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A1 DUBBY BOOM (4:22)

A2 ONE DUB A DAY (3:30)

B1 SHAKA IMPACT DUB (3:15)

B2 OPERATOR CAT EXTRAORDINAIRE (4:33)

Original release date:

May 15, 2011

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