THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC ON THE BRAIN

March 13, 2017

THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC ON THE BRAIN

Be it work, relaxation or emotion, music can have a profound effect on how we live or lives and function as humans. And headphones are the best way of transferring this information directly to the brain! Below are some interesting facts how music can change your outlook on the world. . .

  • There are two kinds of emotions related to music, which are know as perceived emotions and felt emotions. Sometimes, we experience emotion through music without actually feeling it! This can help to explain why we can listen to sad music yet find it enjoyable as opposed to depressing (we are not actually experiencing the 'sadness' in the music).
  • Listening to music whilst working can often improve creativity. However, in order for us to allow it to work, it needs to be played at a moderate level. It's been shown that higher level music makes us struggle to concentrate effectively and efficiently. Therefore, if you want the best grades for your essay, play music but keep it down!
  • Music helps us exercise. No great surprise here - but silence is not the best partner for working out! The effects of music on exercise have been well documented for over 100 years. Essentially, listening to up tempo or powerful music during exercise fights the feeling of fatigue in the brain. The optimum tempo for exercise music has shown to be between 120-145 ppm (beats per minute) which mainly covers the pop and electronic dance music spectrum! Meaning that Jazz won't necessarily help you to pump iron!