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Impact of Music On Human Brain


Well yeah, this blog is all about how music impacts the human brain.


“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton. ...

• Music can be defined as a beautiful medium for a total brain workout and helps in exercising the brain by stimulating it and activating every part of it.

• Music is also a great tool for keeping the brain engaged during the aging process. Listening to music has been shown to significantly improve working memory in older adults.

• Researches have shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.

• “Music is structural, mathematical, and architectural. It’s based on relationships between one note and the next. You may not be aware of it, but your brain has to do a lot of computing to make sense of it,” notes one otolaryngologist. Hence this is how music improvises the functioning of the brain.

• New era music challenges the brain in a way that old music doesn’t, hence it is very important to listen to all types of music in order to keep the brain active in all aspects.

• Music from olden times also helps us in recalling old memories of our life and recollect forgotten thoughts.

• It is also important to note that we should listen more to the type of music that we feel more comfortable with and which brings us more pleasure and happiness to the mind & body. It is also not necessary for 2 different individuals to have the same taste in music or to like the same piece of music.

• Music helps in improving cognitive and motor skills, spatial-temporal learning, and neurogenesis, which is the brain’s ability to produce neurons.

• Music also helps in curing depression, mental health disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Listening to and playing music reduces chronic stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol.

• It is also very interesting to notice how different parts of the brain are used to comprehend different parts of a song.

“If you play someone’s favorite music, different parts of the brain light up”, “That means memories associated with music are emotional memories, which never fade out even in Alzheimer’s patients.”

Music Can :


>> CHANGE YOUR ABILITY TO PERCEIVE TIME

>> TAP INTO PRIMAL FEAR

>> REDUCE SEIZURES

>> MAKE YOU A BETTER COMMUNICATOR

>> MAKE YOU MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY STRONGER

>> BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

>> ASSIST IN REPAIRING BRAIN DAMAGE

>> MAKE YOU SMARTER

>> IMPROVE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 

>> IMPROVE COGNITIVE TEST SCORES 

>> INCREASE BRAIN CONNECTIVITY 

>> INCREASE SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE 

>> INCREASE  IQ MODESTLY


“Do it again on the next verse and people think you meant it.” – Chet Atkins

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• Research has found that when a subject listens to music that gives them the chills, it triggers a release of dopamine to the brain, and it makes a person feel happier and lighter.

• A study found that people who intentionally listened to upbeat music improved their moods and happiness in just two weeks. Simultaneously, when a separate group was instructed to listen to different music that wasn’t deemed positive-sounding, they didn’t experience the same mood-boosting effect. So we should realize what all magic, music can create on the human brain.

• It turns out that while working or doing works involving creativity, a moderate noise level is a sweet spot for creativity. Even more than low noise levels, ambient noise apparently gets our creative juices flowing, and doesn’t put us off the way as high levels of noise do. The way this works is that moderate noise levels increase processing difficulty which promotes abstract processing, leading to higher creativity. In high noise levels, however, our creative thinking is impaired because we’re overwhelmed and struggle to process information efficiently.

• Our music choices can predict our personality. Every person can have a different playlist that they might listen to in different life situations which makes them feel better.

• Music training can significantly improve our motor and reasoning skills.

• Music played at right volumes and of comfortable genre contributes to safe driving and avoids sleep while driving.

• A study also determines that Classical music can improve visual attention, especially in stroke patients.

• Music of the right kind, when heard during working out, motivates us to exercise better and to not lose focus in our brain.

• Music helps us to be more productive at any age because music is a source of creativity, especially when it’s upbeat.

• Also there’s abundant evidence that listening to music while you work can make you happier and more productive at a workplace. The simple reason behind this is that background music enhances performance on cognitive tasks, improves accuracy, and enables the completion of repetitive tasks more efficiently.

• Studies also prove that musicians have healthier brains compared to non-musicians. Brain scans show that their brains are different than those of non-musicians. Musicians have bigger, better connected, more sensitive brains. Musicians have a superior working memory, auditory skills, and mental flexibility.

• Music can make you feel more hopeful, powerful, and in control of your life. By increasing endorphins, listening to music can help you cope with pain.

"Music has the power to bring forth our better nature, hence making us better human beings. Some interesting studies have been done on what researchers refer to as prosocial behaviors."

These are voluntary behaviors intended to benefit others, such as empathy, kindness, generosity, helpfulness, and cooperation. Listening to music makes people more inclined to spend time and energy helping others. This is especially pronounced when music is appreciated in a group such as when people dance or play music with others, or attend a concert. This prosocial effect of music has been observed in both children and adults. 

• Early music lessons at a young age encourage brain plasticity, the brain’s capacity to change and grow, hence making the kids smarter earlier. There’s evidence that when music training begins young, the brain enhancement that takes place can last a lifetime.

• Music therapists are trained to use music therapeutically to address their patients’ physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. Music therapy has proven useful for treating people with numerous disorders including autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, emotional trauma, anxiety, and depression. Potential benefits of working with a music therapist include improved mood, concentration, and motivation, and decreased anxiety, anger, stress, and frustration. Music therapy has been very successful at getting through to patients even when nothing else has. It seems that musical memories far outlast other kinds of memories.

• Also a surprising finding is that listening to the wrong kind of music for the situation can sometimes be dangerous. Hence, choosing the right music for the right situation is very necessary.


So this is all about, " How Music Impacts The Human Brain or Impact Of Music On Human Brain."

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S.Y.K. RHYTHMS and team


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