“Music is pristine. It influences all of us, but in very intimate, exclusive ways,”
Music has been scientifically proven to have a powerful and serene effect on the brain. Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. Music can relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain thus the notion that music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours probably does not come as much of a surprise. You must have felt pumped up while listening to your favourite fast-paced rock album or been moved to tears by a tender love song; this is the power of music to impact moods and even inspire action by relating to your innermost feelings and connecting to the brain.
The psychological effects of music are far-reaching. Acoustic therapy is a mediation sometimes used to promote emotional health, help patients cope with stress, and boost psychological well-being. Your taste in music can provide insight into different demeanor of your psyche.
In this short article, we will have insight as to how MUSIC has a positive impact on mind.
Music can get you high:
Music can modulate serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain. A big question mark? What are these two? Well…
Serotonin is a chemical having variety of functions in the human body. It is sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to wellbeing and happiness and is known as mood stabilizer.
Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter. Your body makes it, and your nervous system uses it to send messages between nerve cells. That’s why it’s sometimes called a chemical messenger. Dopamine plays a role in how we feel pleasure.
When these 2 are combined then the person is in the state of pleasure, happiness and clear headiness.
Music improve your memory:
Is there a close connection between the music and the unconscious (Memory)? Of course, there is…
Generally, music has a colossal influence on people and their emotions. It really doesn’t matter whether we like a specific kind of music, it will trigger an emotion–positive or negative. This is probably the reason why some of our deepest memories are closely connected to music.
Music has been found to stimulate parts of the brain, and studies have demonstrated that music enhances the memory as well.
According to Chris Brewer, founder of LifeSounds Educational Services and author of the new book Soundtracks for Learning, says sounds can help to hold our attention, evoke emotions, and stimulate visual images. “Students of all ages—that includes adults— generally find that music helps them focus more clearly on the task at hand and puts them in a better mood for learning,”
Music can relieve your stress:
The soothing power of music is undeniable. It has the ability to aid people in a quest to feel good. One of the best reasons to listen to music though, is because it can relieve stress. Music has a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.
Music, in short, can act as a powerful stress buster in our lives.
Whether you are over worked and in need of relaxation, or suffering from a relationship breakup or grief, listening to music can leave you feeling calm and stress free, providing you with welcome relief.
One of the way music achieves such a calming response is by helping to slow down the palpitating heart. When you feel stressed, one of the physical reactions you will probably experience will be a racing heartbeat, otherwise known as palpitations. Other symptoms may follow, such as rapid breathing and emotional anxiety. Music can also leave you breathing more deeply, and making your breaths longer, and slower. The physical reactions which music alters will also help to alter your emotions and ultimately reduce stress.
It is indeed fair to say:
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything else.
** Quote: Plato**