Music and its magic on our Brains

Music and its magic on our Brains

Music is allegedly the universal language of mankind. It is undoubtedly the most magical form of expression that nature has devised. From the rustling of the leaves to the autumn-beckoning songs, from the crowing of the rooster to the average person’s alarm tone and from the lullaby sung by a mother to the soothing Coldplay songs, music provides for us all.
However, what most of us are unaware of is the science behind it and the extents to which music can affect us. For instance, isn’t it surprising that most people seem to enjoy listening to sad songs or the ones about depressing stuff? Music is more than often related to perceived emotions, the ones you don’t genuinely feel but you perceive in a song. Coupled with it is the release of a feel-good hormone called Dopamine which makes all the misery in the music really consumable.
Many of us had enrolled for music classes in our childhood. In some cases, there might have been a parental pressure in action. However, like every other parent-supervised thing, it has been found that children who have had 3 or more years of musical training display better auditory discrimination abilities, visual abilities and a higher IQ. Not feeling too sorry now, are you?
Now here’s one for the joggers and walkers. Hasn’t music helped you get through all those miles way faster and left you feeling less tired? It is because our brain chooses to listen to music than paying attention to signals of fatigue. Experimentally proven that 7% less oxygen is consumed by the ones exercising while listening to music than their counterparts. Moreover, you’ve been through those rhythmic gym videos, right? They help in keeping one’s energy elevated.
Music has a treasure trove of applications. Scientists have also unearthed ways to treat stroke patients with music therapy. Music has been a part of all our evolutionary stages. It’s something that appeals to us right from our birth. You doubt it? Go along and play a song for a toddler and see for yourself the laughter and fun that ensues.

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Shreyashi Das
Learning a little, everyday!

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