There's some music (mostly rock) that I can't listen to anymore because I associate it with being ill for 6 months with mononucleosis and then rubella during my early 20's. This stuff can elicit dizziness and nausea in one minute if I don't turn off the radio fast enough. Reminds me of Alex in Clockwork Orange accidentally being conditioned to feel sick when he hears Beethoven.Timtin wrote:There is another type of music that causes strong emotional responses -
that associated with tragic events in ones past. I know this from personal
experience, and now deliberately avoid listening to one famous work for
this reason. I also avoid creating new associations of this type by not
listening to anything if there's an impending unhappy event or a potentially
disastrous one ahead.
Your idea about not listening to anything if you think something bad is about to happen is a good one.