Music is an inspiration for many people, a way of living or a support in different situations. What don’t we know about music? How does music influence us and where is her magic?
Our brain understands things that we can’t. We remember things, we observe details, which we don’t mean to, but somehow we collect in our mind.
Few studies have traced out how our brain reacts to music. These facts will give you an example of how difficult music is and how our brain understands it. Or maybe, there is some holly connection between people and music…
1. When we listen to nice music and the feeling of the tingle is because of the dopamine in our brain.
When the brain releases dopamine, this is connected to motivation, positive emotions and the big desire of doing something (usually something good). Also, the dopamine is the one responsible for conceiving a passion for different things. Music always has been an important part of people’s life. The reason is that the good music affects on the deep emotional level: it helps to figure out our personal doubts, physical traumas and to find ourselves. Music is a healer, we can’t object that.
2. Few are the activities that engage our brain, and music is one of them.
A Scientific research had followed what happens in our heads when we listen to music.
The research found out that music interferes with levels of the brain, that hadn’t been engaged with anything else before. Scientists think that music can activate emotional, motor and creatives levels of the brain.
3. As food feeds the body, music feeds the brain…
As we said before, the dopamine had been released by the brain. The dopamine is responsible for euforia feeling, which is connected to every addiction, sex, even eating. Dopamine gives us the pleasant feeling of all activities. Even the music – to tremble, to shudder, to feel happy or to cry on some song. Therefore, our brain needs music, as the body needs food in order to survive.
4. If you are listening to music while you are exercising, you will improve your performance.
If you listen to music when you do your daily excercises, you will improve.
When we are listening to music, our consciousness doesn’t feel pain or discomfort due to the training process. With the help of music, our feeling of efforts has reduced. If you try listening music, while you are having exercises (not very difficult), you won’t understand when your training has finished and also your mood will be very good.
5. Emotional engagement
We choose our favourite songs based on context.
Even though we change our taste in music and our interest upon newest hits, it is certain that our long-lasting prefarances are based on our emotional engagement, which is affected by a certain song.
6. Our heartbeat adapts to the music, which we are listening…
Have you ever listed your favorite song on the radio, and to feel the shiver all over your body? Or in a certain situation when you are very stressed suddenly to hear the song, that will fix your problems? What do you feel? Your pulse speeds up, you feel the shivers everywhere… Yes, all this can be explained. It is prooved that music can change your heart rhythm, blood pressure or breathing. A Science research with more than 24 people has proved that cardiovascular system grabs the sound and interpret it in its own way as this affects our physical indicators.
7. Listening to a sad or happy song can influence your world perception
Our brain always compares the information about what we expect from the world came from our eyes with the info that we have already known. As a final result the idea of our reality has formed in our brain. Hence, the happy songs, which boost our mood and make us see the world differently, can change our perception of the world.
8. An “earworm” is a song that you can’t seem to get out of your head.
An earworm is a cognitive itch in your brain. It shows up in order to fulfill the blank spaces of the song’s rhytmn. In other words, the brain continues to “sing” even when the song has finished.
9. Music is prescribed for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and stroke victims.
Music therapy has been known for centuries. Music triggers networks of neurons into an organized movement. This part of the brain, which is responsible for gesture processing, is also connected to speech. For this reason, music is good therapy for people, who have problems with fine motor and speech.
10.Learning a musical instrument can improve fine motor and reasoning skills.
A study has proven that those kids who had played a musical instrument for more than 3 years, have better motor skills. Besides that, the research has also proven that music influences vocabulary and reasoning skills.
In other words, music is the universal healer for almost everything: emotional breakdowns, physical problems, loneliness, adapting in a new place and so on. If we listen to one good song every day, our day will be much more successful and remarkable for sure.