Doctors tell us that music can enhance the function of neural networks. The music slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and inflammatory cytokines.
Music also provides some relief to patients undergoing surgery, as well as heart attack and stroke victims. But these biological explanations and clinical observations may not do full justice to the effect music has on man and his world.
Here are 8 amazing things that happen to you when you listen to music
It makes you a better communicator
Practicing music by playing an instrument or singing makes you a better communicator. Music training has amazing effects on the nervous system's ability to process sight and sound.
Music may be more important for enhancing verbal communication skills than learning phonics. According to a new Northwestern University study. This is because musicians usually their senses to practice and perform a musical piece.
Music makes you stronger
A 2010 study led by sports psychologist C.I. Karageorghis states that music can improve athletic performance in two ways. It can either delay fatigue or increase work capacity. According to this study, the effects of music lead to “higher-than-expected levels of endurance, power, productivity, or strength.”
So the next time you want to do more reps at the gym, plug into your favorite music.
Music will boost your immune system
Listening to music can give your immune system a boost and may help fight off disease, researchers have discovered. Scientists found that after listening to 50 minutes of uplifting dance music, the levels of antibodies in volunteers' bodies increased.
Music will make you smarter
Music lessons make children smarter, a new study reveals. Studies have before shown that musicians and bilingual people have a better working memory. This is the ability to remember things like a phone number or instructions, and are better at mental math.
Music will help repair brain damage
Music Therapy May Aid Brain-Damaged Patients. Evidence suggests that music therapy can help patients recover their movements after experiencing brain damage. Brain damage can affect movement and language abilities, affecting the quality of life.
Enable you to remember
Listening to certain music can take your mind back decades in an instant.
If you are a student, try listening to certain kinds of music when studying. When you listen to it before the exam, it definitely will help you recall the things you studied.
A 2014 study found that music was helpful for patients with fibromyalgia. The study showed that listening to relaxing music of the patient’s choice “reduced pain and increased functional mobility .” Researchers believe that music eases pain because listening to it triggers opioids—the body’s natural pain relievers.
In a 2013 study, people given the opioid blocking drug Naltrexone experienced less pleasure while listening to their favorite song, suggesting music activates the release of pain-relieving opioids.
A 2013 study shows a link between music and decreased stress in pediatric emergency room patients. “In the trial with 42 children ages 3 to 11, University of Alberta researchers found that patients who listened to relaxing music while getting an IV inserted reported significantly less pain, and some demonstrated significantly less distress, compared with patients who did not listen to music,” according to the American Psychological Association.
Music has amazing effects on the human mind, brain, and body. What does your favorite music do to you?
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