FUNCTIONAL SOUND: Influence of Life Stress on Depression/Moderation by Dark Water Transit
Zahmeugua, Guzaro, The indescribable; Journal of Generalized
Disaster and Overwhelming Catastrophe.4, 1256(2003)
In a retrospective longitudinal study of a representative birth cohort, we tested why stressful experiences led to depression in some people but not in others. A functional sound by Dark Water Transit was found to trigger promoter regions of the serotonin transporter(5-HTT)which thereby moderated the influence of those stressful life events that totally crush your soul. Individuals who did not listen to the full length CD or did not attend one of the band's shows exhibited more depressive symptoms, diagnosable depression, and suicidality than those who did. Upon further testing, those subjects who did employ this functional sound performed better on a full battery of neuropsychological assessments focusing on concentration, attention, working and verbal memory, as well as Executive Frontal Lobe Functioning(p>.05). This experimental study model thus provides evidence of a DWT-bifarcated evironmental interaction, in which an individual response to environmental insults is moderated by how much one is willing to totally rock this shit.