MUSIC AND THE BRAIN
Sound is a nutrient for the nervous system. Love your t they are much more important than you ever realized. Prof. Dr. Alfred Tomati
Listening to music can decrease anxiety, speed healing, increase optimism and decrease pain.
Music Taps Into Primal Fear
There are certain sounds that humans automatically associate with death because they tap into the evolutionary fear of the screams of other animals and other human beings. Scientists have dubbed these 'discordant noises': any noise
that makes you feel very unpleasant falls into this category.
We know if we hear other living things making those disorient noises that we have to react oeca.se something bad is going to happen. Movie directors know this and make good use of it when deciding on the score for a film!
Music Forces The Brain to Pay Attention
A Stanford research team showed that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating the event in memory.
Incredible Memory for Sounds
Alzheimer's patients can recall and sing songs long after they've stopped recognising names and faces. There is growing evidence that listening to music can help stimulate seemingly lost memories and even help restore some cognitive
Music boosts creative energies through the production of alpha and theta waves. Large influxes of alpha waves induce states of enhanced creativity while theta waves are associated with dreaming, learning and relaxing.
The key for boosting creative energies is to listen to the type of music you enjoy the most. If you want more inspiration in language and mathematics it would make sense to listen to music with singing, while music without words
stimulates more artistic and visual senses.
The Mozart Effect
Its been thought that listening to classical music, particularly Mozart, enhances performance on cognitive tests. However, recent finding show that listening to any music that is personally enjoyable has positive effects on cognition.
Listening to music can make you learn better and has the power to enhance some kinds of higher brain function, such as reading and literacy skills, spatial-temporal reasoning, emotional
Babies Know Happy From Sad Songs
Babies as young as 5 months can distinguish an upbeat tune, such as "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, from a lineup of gloomy tunes.