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How Music Escalates Our Life?

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Music And Your Health

Every person listens to music and it impacts our lives in different ways. People often listen to music to dance, to deal with breakups, to study, to party, to exercise etc....We grow addicted to Music to perform particular tasks, so basically, the music itself is a drug.

Music changes our thoughts, emotions, and energy at every given beat and melody. It enhances our concentrations while we’re studying or reading. The music shifts our behavior, much more than we might think of. 



But the question arises "How could music be that amusing?" 

A professor at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health says that music selectively rejuvenates neurochemical systems and brain signals associated with positive mood, emotion regulation, attention, and memory in a positive way.

Music and your brain?

Scientific evidence suggests that a growing body can connect with the brain and improve it through music and rhythm. Listening to music or playing music on your own can help reduce anxiety, mental disorder, and improve the standard of life for patients with age-related brain disorders.

Impact of music on our brain?

1. Enriches your creativity

Experts suggest Listen to what new generation use to listen.  People Often continue to listen to the same songs over and over again that they used to listen in their childhood, and people generally avoid hearing anything that’s not from their generation. New music challenges the brain in a way that old music can't. It might not feel pleasurable at first to some people, but that unusual forces the brain to struggle to understand the new sound.

According to a study performed by Forbes, listening to happy/joyful music increases performance on overall contrast thinking, it enhances the cognitive flexibility needed to come up with innovative solutions—the capability to switch between different ideas and concept, rather than visualizing the problem from a rigid point of view.

2. Recall memory from long ago

Music summons up emotion, and emotion can bring its past memories. It helps to bring back the feeling of life when nothing else can. Recent research also suggests that the areas in which the brain processes music seem to be less damaged by Alzheimer’s as compared to other parts of the brain which do not process music.  

The study also says that these less damaged areas can support other areas of the brain that are not functioning well.

3. Respond to your body

Every person has a different taste in music, for some people a definite genre might be distracting, but for others, it might make them jumpy. Pay attention to how you react to different genres of music, and pick the right genre that sets you in the mood.

7 scientifically proven ways, how music improves your life:

Music doesn't only soothe our ears but it has many health-related benefits as well, let's see the ways in which music escalates our life;

1. Music Helps You Relax:

Yes, research shows music is relaxing. But you might be wondering How?

Richard Wiseman a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire stated that "Blood pressure readings revealed that listening to pop or jazz music had the same restoration effect as total silence. In contrast to, those who listened to light jazz and classical relaxed much more quickly, and so their blood pressure dropped back to the normal level much faster.

2. Music Improves Your Performance: 

Angry music stabilizes attention, increases persistence, makes us feel in control and more optimistic about achieving our goals.

The Science of Sin: Why we do the things we know we shouldn't- brings together the latest finding, Their team member found that people preferred listening to angry music before playing games and they did really well. Faced with a rigorous task in which anger may serve a useful function, for shooting the enemies in the game, volunteers opted for an anger boost. And listening more to the angry music actually improved their performance.

3. Music Helps You Heal:

A study by a General Hospital of Salzburg in Austria, they found that patients who were recovering from back surgery had reported an increase in the rate of healing and also reported less pain when music was incorporated into the standard recovering process.

Music tends to connect with the limbic system ie..feelings and emotions and automatic nervous system ie...brain function, blood pressure, and heartbeat. When light music is played, following bodily reaction are remarked– the heartbeat slows down and blood pressure drops at a substantial rate. This causes respiration to slow down(stabilize), which helps release tension in the back, shoulders, stomach, and neck. Listening to slow or melancholic music on a regular basis can help our bodies to relax, which in future, means less pain and faster recovery time.

4. Music Improves Workouts:

Listening to music during workout releases endorphins in the brain. Endorphins give an elevation to the feeling of excitement. In addition to feeling euphoric, endorphins put an end to pain, anxiety and also stabilize the immune system. With high endorphin levels, we have very fewer symptoms of stress. 

Turning up music can also elevate the effort you exert during the workout.

5. Music Reduces Stress and Eases Anxiety:

Research has found that music can be used as an extremely effective stress management tool. Just as slow music relaxes our body, it can also have a relaxing effect on the mind.

Research performed at Stanford University found that just like medication, listening to music also has the capability to change the brain functioning to the same extent. Since music is available worldwide and is entirely inexpensive, it’s an easily available stress reduction option.

6. Music helps in sound sleep:

Problems like Insomnia and other sleep issues could mess with our life. But there's an inexpensive solution to it.

According to a study performed by doctors, in which 95 students (ages 19 to 28) having sleep issues were brought into the lab. Volunteers were split into 3 groups. The first group listened to classical music before bedtime for 45 minutes for 3 weeks. The second group listened to an audiobook before bedtime for 45 minutes for 3 weeks. The third group wasn't given any convenience to listen to music. After 3 weeks their quality of sleep was measured using the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index. and the results were:

The volunteers in group 1 who listened to music for 45 minutes for 3 weeks showed a remarkable improvement in their sleep quality and a gradual decrease in depressive symptoms. There were no significant results detected in group 2 and 3 who opted for the audiobook and no music respectively.

7. Music sharpens Memory:

An experiment conducted by the University of Kansas Medical Center in which they divided 70 healthy adults(aging between 60 to 83), into three groups on the basis of their amount of musical experience, no musical training at all, 1-9 years of music training and at least 10 years of music training. 

It was made sure that participants had similar fitness and education levels and are free from Alzheimer’s(mental disorder). After the selection, the participants were given several cognitive tests, Which showed:

a). Participants with the highest amount of musical experience did best on these tests of mental sharpness, followed by those participants with a less musical amount of musical training say 5-9 yrs of training, followed by those who never took music training at all.

b). When these participants were Compared to the non-musicians, the individuals with the highest degree of musical experience had much higher scores on the cognitive tests, including the parameters related to visual memory, naming objects and the brain’s ability to adapt to new information.

Effect of different genres on your mind:

Every genre of music has its benefits. Not only does it allow us to explore new songs, but also helps to be physical and psychologically healthy.

1. Jazz: 

It helps you relax from the brain down.

Ambient music (around 60-70 beats per minute) can cause the brain signals to sync up with the beat of the music and helps to generate alpha brain waves. These waves are present in the morning when we're awake, but are relaxed. Listening to smooth jazz, especially incorporated with nature sounds like birds or wind, can be especially soothing and peaceful. 

2. Metal: 

It may be good for one's perception.

A study released in 2017 took volunteers who were heavy metal fans. What the study showed that the volunteers grew up to have a strong sense of identity, a capability for community development, and were less likely to live with regrets. 

3.Classical music: 

It may soothe the mind or could prevent crime.

City staff in London In 2003, started playing classical music recordings in few dozen train stations. 18 months later, vandalism(damage) was down 38%, robberies fell down to 32%, and molestation on staff was down to 25%. Other states of America tested the idea of playing classical music at light rail stations to stop crime. 

4. Pop music: 

It may give you an extra boost of power during your workout.

During a challenging and tiring treadmill-walking, a 2009 study revealed that listening to rock or pop hits can improve endurance and gradually enhance physical performance. 

Conclusion:

Overall, music is simply a force that cannot be explained and repelled.  Music flickers with our heads, it makes us exhibit different emotions, sometimes even physically changes us. Music unites us. In the end, we all know that music has a huge rate of effects on us which we can't even explain. It's beyond our forces. And may this force be with you. ALWAYS
How Music Escalates Our Life? How Music Escalates Our Life? Reviewed by Piyush Narayan on September 21, 2018 Rating: 5

2 comments:

  1. I listen to music all the time but didn't knew that music can be this much helpful. I always thought listening too much music will spoil my ears and mind, but it does just the opposite.

    Thank you health for you for such great article. May god bless you and keep on the good work.

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  2. really a nice article. didn't knew this much about music.

    thanks for sharing this article piyush.

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