Friday, November 9, 2018

The Influence of Music On a Person

Each of us has our favorite tunes. Some we just like their rhythm and harmony. Others evoke associations associated with certain events in life. Anyway, everyone goes through life with their own specific music. And that music leaves its mark on us. But is it safe for our health that we listen?

The problem of the influence of music on a person is actively studied by many scientists of the world. And today they managed to learn a lot of amazing facts.  We will understand these facts in more detail.

How does music affect a person?

As numerous studies have shown that music affects the human brain. The intellect and the whole of our body as a whole. There is even such a thing as “music therapy”. Music Therapy proves the influence of music on the entire human body.

This is a procedure during which the patient is included a certain melody. It subsequently helps to get rid of health problems.

For example, with the help of music, several diseases can be treated. Such as -

  • diseases associated with developmental defects

  • mental disorders

  • interpersonal problems

  • substance abuse

Let's look at some examples of the influence of music on a person:

1. The influence of classical music on a person  - 

Works of great classics have an inspiring and calming effect on the human body. Melodious music evokes deep feelings, and rhythmic is easier perceived by us. And it can generate deep passions in the soul. A special effect on the person has the works of Mozart. Numerous studies have shown the enormous influence of the music of this composer on the intellect.

Listening to his melodies significantly increases the level of IQ and enhances brain activity. Mozart's music is unique - it is not fast and not slow, calm, but not boring. This phenomenon has not been fully studied. But it has already been called the Mozart Effect.

2. The influence of music on the human brain - 

Researches of the scientist Robert Monroe proved that when listening to certain melodies a person is able to sense binaural rhythms. For example, if one ear hears sound with a purity of 150 Hz and the other 157 Hz, then both hemispheres of the brain begin to work synchronously.

These rhythms form not a real sound, but a “phantom” with a power of only 7 Hz. These rhythms help to improve the functioning of the brain. That is because they allow establishing hemispheric neural connections at the desired frequency.

And the higher the amplitude of oscillation, the more synchronously the hemispheres will work. But do not forget that not all rhythms are good for our brain. Listening to the same type of techno-music can provoke a slowdown in the speed of reaction. It even leads to the degradation of the intellect.

3. The influence of rock music on humans -

 The music of this style is characterized by an excess of high and low frequencies. This alternation with loudness seriously injures the brain. Medical scientist David Elkin once conducted an experiment. Through which he proved that shrill loud music provokes protein folding. At one of the rock concerts in front of the loudspeaker, Elkin laid a raw egg. By the end of the concert, after three hours the egg was “boiled” soft-boiled.

4. The negative influence of music - 

Some genres of music not only encourage their fans to violence but also contribute to drug abuse. Surely, many witnessed how after the concerts the teenagers took to the streets and smashed everything that fell under their arm.

The previous example of how the music can have a destructive effect is far from the only one. Once, scientists conducted an experiment in which students were offered to memorize 20 numbers. They were in a calm and quiet environment.

Then the subjects for some time listened to "pop" music. The music consists of simple and easy to remember words. When repeating the experiment, it turned out that the students' brain activity decreased significantly. And some of the subjects recovered only an hour later.

Studies of the influence of music on human health allowed scientists to create several recommendations. Here are some for preventing diseases and improving the body’s performance:

  • Any melody you like can cause an increase in the blood of lymphocytes. And making it easier for the body to cope with diseases;

  • The classics make memorizing information easier;

  • You can get rid of a headache by listening to Beethoven's “Fidelio”.

  • from insomnia, you can save the play of Tchaikovsky or Grieg's "Peer Gynt" suite.

Thus, the influence of music on a person is obvious. Knowing which melodies contribute to our recovery. Many will surely become more picky about how to choose music for the soul and make it a companion of life.
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