From 7th to 19th November CLUSTER, Lucca’s Contemporary Music Association, starts its ninth year of activity with a novelty: the CLUSTER Music Festival. These are twelve days dedicated to new CDs, book presentations and the Cluster Music Festival. The Festival includes meetings with composers, concerts, as well as scientific discoveries on brainwaves and their beneficial effects on humans reacting to sound waves: all organized in the name of contemporary music with free entrance, thanks to the contribution of the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca.

On Saturday, November 18th, at 9 pm, Dr. Nitamo Montecucco will hold a meeting on the theme of “Brain – Music – Psychosomatics” at the BML Foundation Auditorium.

During the evening, slides and a short video on the brain will be shown about the latest neuroscience research by Nobel Edelman on consciousness as a synchronous frequency network. The harmonic images of EEG brain waves will also be shown and how the rupture of this harmony is related to discomfort and psychosomatic illness. It will explain the research of famous US neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp on emotions and how music can awaken and “cure the heart” or instead cause depression and “close the heart” by altering hormonal balance and generating stress disorder and stress psychosomatic illnesses. Finally, Montecucco’s research on important music actions on neurotransmitters and on emotions that will improve health and well-being will be explained.

At the end, a brief demonstration of how some music frequencies can facilitate inner awareness, reduce stress and “open the heart” will be offered.

Dr. Federico Nitamo Montecucco is a physician specializing in psychosomatics and a neuroscience researcher with a lectureship at the Natural Medicine University of Milan, at the WHO Collaborating Centre. He is a professor of psychosomatics at the Complementary Medicine department of Pavia and Novara University. He is a lecturer at Siena’s Counselling and Relational University. Dr Montecucco has published numerous books and scientific research papers.

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