Originally posted by flexiblefine
Back to the parts of the general discussion on music at 60 beats, I read (can't recall source) that this approximates our heartbeat and that the steady pace of Baroque music helps us get into a groove that optimises learning or doing work that needs focussed thought.
I know Superlearning technique even uses breathing at a steady pace where you break up data to be learned into four second invervals then voice record them to a tape recorder. Following their method you breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath as you listen to a four second data bite, then breath out for four seconds. Something like that. I'm sure their (Superlearning) website explains the whole process much better. The rythmic breathing and background barogue largos put you into the perfect brain state receptive to learning. Or something like that. Hope my source on this wasn't the National Enquirer.