Some questions you must ask about music in your life:
How does music affect you?
Do you listen to it enough?
Is music an elixir to the brain?
Is there enough music in your life?
You don’t need scientific proof that music has an effect on you. If music is an elixir to the brain resulting in increased cognition and elevated mood, would you want more of this easily accessed remedy?
Music surrounds us all and has been this way since the beginning time.
It triggers emotional anchors, memories and experiences
It activates multiple areas of the brain
It affects the overall pulsating of the brain waves and induces different brain patterns related to different mental states
It stimulates the release of neurotransmitters like dopamine that affect mental states.
Elevates moods and results in elevated performance, memory and cognition
The words in music influence our thoughts
Enhances self awareness and openness to our own moods as well as our vulnerability
It’s a form of social connection – like – likes – like
It is a way to communicate emotions and ideas
Movies, Sports, games, church all use music
Music affects us through the sound, the vibration and the emotions they invoke
Music affects how plants grow
Different parts to the music: beat rhythm, melody and harmony affect differently
Music helps healing – especially after surgery
Sound has an immediate/very quick and deep effect on brain activity – affecting many areas simultaneously
Rhythmic sound has shown to help with cognitive function
Music has been well established in ancient times for healing. Pythagoras, 550 B.C. Greece esteemed music therapy to better than many medical treatments. Baroque music (17th and 18th century) in particular, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Brahms and others has proven to be the most beneficial for healing and often dubbed “The Mozart Effect”. Baroque music with 60 beats per minute appears to be most relaxing and produces heightened alpha brain wave activity