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3 facts about the effect of music on the brain

3 facts about the effect of music on the brain

1. Can music make us happier?

According to the opinion of American music theorist Gerald Levinson (Jerrold Levinson), musical language is no less expressive system of communication than ordinary human language as a subject of study of linguistics.

Since music carries a much more powerful emotional charge than real life events, modern psychologists increasingly resort to the use of music therapy.

1. Can music make us happier?

According to the opinion of American music theorist Gerald Levinson (Jerrold Levinson), musical language is no less expressive system of communication than ordinary human language as a subject of study of linguistics.

Since music carries a much more powerful emotional charge than real life events, modern psychologists increasingly resort to the use of music therapy.

2. Is it possible to determine the character of a person, knowing his musical preferences?

The results of this study, conducted by scientists at Heriot-Watt University (HWU), proved for the first time that there is a definite relationship between human-preferred musical genres and his character.

In the first part of the experiment, 36,518 young people from all over the world had to rank 104 music genres according to their personal preferences. The next stage of the study was somewhat more difficult: the participants had to break up into pairs and try to determine the character traits of their partners, based on their list of the 10 most listened to tracks. Five qualities were selected for analysis: openness to new experience, extraversion, politeness, integrity and emotional balance.

The scientists came to the following conclusions:

– Blues fans are creative, sociable, polite and arrogant;
– among jazz lovers most often meet creative, friendly people with high self-esteem;
– fans of classical music belong to the introverted type of personality, but despite this, they have a high sense of dignity and outstanding creative abilities;
– Rap fans are sociable and slightly selfish;
-to the number of lovers of the opera belong polite, open, creative personality;
– Country and Western fans are distinguished by their hard work and the ability to easily find a common language with others;
– reggae fans have high self-esteem, are creative and sociable, but hard work is definitely not about them;
– lovers of rhythmic dance music belong to the extrovert type of personality, possess certain creative abilities, but do not differ in good manners;
– fans of indie (indie) low self-esteem, they are not hardworking and often poorly educated;
-Bollywood fans (music from Indian films) are very responsive and friendly;
– Very often, fans of heavy music – heavy metal (heavy metal), hardcore, etc. – have low self-esteem, but they have great creative potential.
The results obtained allowed scientists to develop a unique model reflecting the relationship between musical preferences and a person’s character.

3. How to make workouts more productive?

Over the years, scientists have been exploring the influence of music on the process of physical training. For example, in 1911, American scientist Leonard Ayres found that cyclists pedal much faster while listening to rhythmic music than when they ride in silence.

This happens because the music simply drowns out the signals of fatigue. The body, feeling physical exhaustion, sends the corresponding impulses to the brain that the muscles need time to recuperate. Music, in turn, predetermines such signals and motivates a person to engage in longer. It should be noted that musical accompaniment is especially useful during training with low or moderate intensity, since the pain that occurs during heavy exertion is almost impossible to ignore.