Music & How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

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Very intersting article on the power of music on our brains and emotions.

Title: Music & How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

Author: Malini Mohana, PsychCentral

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The Internet, Online, 17/7/2018

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Music is a common phenomenon that crosses all borders of nationality, race, and culture. A tool for arousing emotions and feelings, music is far more powerful than language. An increased interest in how the brain processes musical emotion can be attributed to the way in which it is described as a “language of emotion” across cultures. Be it within films, live orchestras, concerts or a simple home stereo, music can be so evocative and overwhelming that it can only be described as standing halfway between thought and phenomenon…….

Music, though it appears to be similar to features of language, is more rooted in the primitive brain structures that are involved in motivation, reward and emotion. Whether it is the first familiar notes of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” or the beats preceding AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” the brain synchronizes neural oscillators with the pulse of the music (through cerebellum activation), and starts to predict when the next strong beat will occur. The response to ‘groove’ is mainly unconscious; it is processed first through the cerebellum and amygdala rather than the frontal lobes……

More than any other stimulus, music has the ability to conjure up images and feelings that need not necessarily be directly reflected in memory. The overall phenomenon still retains a certain level of mystery; the reasons behind the ‘thrill’ of listening to music is strongly tied in with various theories based on synesthesia……

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2 Responses to Music & How It Impacts Your Brain, Emotions

  1. Snap – I studied to music as a child too and to this day I write with music blasting.It works for me too. 🙂

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  2. pvcann says:

    Somehow I innately knew it as a child, I loved certain types of music for study and it worked, enjoyed continuing to learn about it through this.


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