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Saturday, February 09, 2008

HOW MUSIC AFFECTS THE HUMAN BRAIN

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Do you think that studying music can actually make you smarter? What about how music can heal the mental and physical body as well as kill you? Do you think that music can actually affect your mood?

 

I am about to tell you how music can affect the human brain in several different perspectives, in different perspectives like how music can actually help the brain of musicians, how music can heal you, as well as kill you, and how music can affect you mood.

 

Music can help the brain of musicians.

 

Scientists have found music trains the brain for higher levels of thinking.

 

The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain.

 

Activities which engages both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an instrument, causes the brain to be more capable of processing information.

 

Music connects and develops the motor systems of the brain, and enhances coordination, concentration and memory.

 

In a recent study at the University of California, it was found that music increases spatial-temporal reasoning — the reasoning used in learning higher forms of math and science.

 

High school students who study music have higher grade point averages than those who don't.

 

Music heal you, as well as kill you.

 

Music has been known to heal the mental and physical body.

 

Music has been used as a therapy for seizures, lowering blood pressure, treat ADD children, treat mental illness, treat depression, aid in healing, treat stress and insomnia.

 

Musicologist, Julius Portnoy, found that music can change metabolic rates, increase or decrease blood pressure, effect energy levels, and also digestion.

 

Music has also been documented to cause sicknesses.

 

The right, or wrong music, rather, can be like a poison to the body.

 

In the book, Elevator Music, by Joseph Lanza, it states that music, over prolonged periods of time, under certain conditions, were shown to cause seizures and heart attacks.

 

Music can affect your mood.

 

People use music as mood regulation to motivate them.

 

When music hits our eardrums, part of the signal flows up toward the motor cortex and creates a connection.

 

Sound vibrations acting upon and through the nervous system give shocks in rhythmical sequence to the muscles, which cause them to contract and set arms and hands, legs and feet in motion.

 

The emotional effects of music are believed to synchronize the brain cells and nerve pathways.

 

Music is `heard' in a portion of the brain, which receives the stimuli of emotion, sensation and feelings.

 

It enters by the way of the thalamus, which is a relay station of all the emotion, sensation and feelings.

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TabbyGal wrote on Feb 24th, 2008 10:41pm

hello. i was wondering if you could help me? i am writing a paper and am using your information in this blog. the question i ask is if you know how it would be cited. if you know or have any other information please contact me. thank you dearly.

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addicted2gtrs wrote on Apr 19th, 2008 3:20am

very good, I like this :)

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mjdkissoffire wrote on Nov 24th, 2008 11:04pm

Awesome! This is some really cool information.

I was wondering if you could help me: where did you get this information? I am doing something with music for school, and was wondering where you got your info.

Thanks!
--Mandz

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