Tomatis 1 hour (per) including vision therapy 30 min. Therapy available at Neuron Małe Gacno Centre with Beata Górnowicz – Wytrążek, MA.

It is well known that sounds have a stimulating effect on the entire human nervous and physiological system, in particular on the auditory and visual organs, the brain and the coordination between the two hemispheres of the brain. It has also been proven more than once that sounds and music have an effect on the human psyche. Tomatis carried out research into the effects of particular frequencies on people and discovered that vibrations can bring the nervous system and brain to rest as well as stimulate them. Music characterised by low frequencies affects the whole body through the vestibule. In the activation channel, listening and attention is still stimulated and conditioned by high frequencies. Filtered music used in audio-psycho-phonology , stimulates brain dynamics , affecting the limbic system. The limbic system , is a set of structures that are responsible for emotions and memory , regulate autonomic or hormonal functions in response to emotional stimuli, and are also involved in reinforcing behaviour. It is made up of four main parts: the hypothalamus, the amygdala, the thalamus and the hippocampus. According to Tomatis, filtered music opens the thalamus. All senses except smell pass through the thalamus.


Tomatis believed that stimulation of the listening function is the most important element for language , speech and voice processing, coordination and rhythm. He pointed out that the function of the ear goes far beyond mere hearing, which he considered to be a passive act and independent of our will, as opposed to listening, which is something active and dependent on ourselves. He described three levels of integration in the neurophysiological model of the ear-brain connection: vestibular, visual and cochlear integrators.


Visual-visual integrator as a neurophysiological process , which integrates information provided by the ears and eyes, leading to human visual and spatial perception. For example , specific pathways connect the vestibular nucleus with the sixth and fourth cranial nerves and the oculomotor nucleus involved in the predistal-eye reflex . The inner ear is involved in this and other neurophysiological mechanisms in eye function. Eye movements such as fixation on an object , tracking when the body is motionless ( e.g. when reading ) or tracking when moving the body at the same time ( e.g. when walking and reading a sign ) , are not possible without integrating undistorted information from the inner ear . Tomatis has shown that the connections between the reticular formation and the vestibular nuclei regulate attention and arousal . During training with the Tomatis method, a positive effect on visual perception and visuomotor functioning is assumed following the entrainment of vestibular function and the regulation of muscle tone.

Contrary to currently accepted theoretical models , which claim that subcortical and cortical vestibular, visual , auditory and other modalities are largely independent of each other , Tomatis indicated that integrated, multisensory processing is involved in the development of human perception, consciousness and healthy psycho-emotional functioning. He described the neurophysiological dynamic and interactive model as the basis of his method. He believed that his method affected not only auditory information processing, but also visual, tactile, kinesthetic and vestibular information processing. He pointed out that with his method of sound stimulation it was possible to improve auditory, visual and other sensory processing, and as a result of these perceptual changes, behaviour, communication and social interactions could be influenced.


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