Northern Light Books is a small, independent Canadian publisher that produces books on social issues of concern to everyone.
Our first title, Listening for the Light, details Laurna Tallman's discovery about how and why the brain functions in particular ways in mental illness and in mental health. The behavioural science in that odyssey of discovery is summarized in the briefer monograph for professionals, Hemispheric Integration and the Ears. The author's study of ear-related symptoms in psychoactive drug withdrawal syndrome is, Ear Function in SSRI Withdrawal.
Awakening Normal, How Focused Listening to Music Heals Mental Illness -- A NEUROLOGICAL PARADIGM i
Written as a concise summary
of her discoveries in language easy to understand, Awakening Normal describes the illnesses in Laurna’s family that,
first, were treated successfully with the Tomatis Method, but rebounded soon
afterward. Through her son's subsequent very severe schizophrenia she noticed
symptoms that no one could explain. When Daniel reached out for music she tried
an innovative technique, focusing gently amplified music only on his right ear,
which allowed her to come to particular conclusions as she learned more about
the anatomy of the ear and the neurology of hearing. When Daniel's healing in
2008 proceeded through a spectrum of discrete forms of mental illness, Laurna discovered
that the right ear controls the sound energy reaching the left-brain and audiological
deficits in the right ear produce that spectrum of behavioural disorders. An
astonishing cascade of discoveries about human behaviour, normal as well as
aberrant, emerged from the simple facts of how the right ear drives the
dominance of the left half of the brain in the integrative activities of the
cerebral hemispheres — "The Tallman Paradigm."
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