So no one told you that your brain had worked this way

Hip-Hop or Jazz or Rock, Your Brain Can Re-Cre-Ate

Rhythm, Melody and Beats in the sixth gear

When Mozart tapped his feet, it release dopamine in a second…not a year, So

Music is Good For You

(When you’re feeling kinda low)

Music is Good For You

(Like it’s Been There Before)

Music is Good For You

(Cause It’s There For Me Too)

Did you know that your brain experiences FIREWORKS when you listen to music? Neuroscientists have discovered that when we get hooked up to machines that monitor tasks like reading or solving math problems, each of them show a response to certain areas of the brain where activity was observed. BUT when the participants were asked to listen to music, multiple areas of the brain just lit up at the same time!

They saw that the brain took apart different parts of music like rhythm and melody to process sound and then it put it all back together to form a unified musical experience. And, our brains make all of this happen in a split second!

Another amazing discovery is that while musicians look like they’re reading notes and staying calm on the outside, the insides show that those fireworks are turning into a jubilee!

Unlike listening to music that engages the brain in some pretty interesting activities, playing music is actually equal to a full body work out.  This goes to show how advanced our brains can be for simultaneously processing different information in difficult, intricate and astonishingly fast sequences. Both hemispheres of the brain are in constant control of the music and multitasking between cognitive and creative aspects promote healthy brain activity.

So not only does it make both listeners and players of music, become smart effortlessly as its fun, it’s cheap, its innate, and it doesn’t feel like work (and who hates music?) but it is also found that the artistic and aesthetic benefits of music are unique. You can also enhance your brain through other arts like painting or sports, but it may not improve your mental edge like it does with music.  Studies show that when 6 random people were chosen who have the same cognitive function and neuro-processing, 3 that were listening to music showed multiple brain advancement as opposed to the other 3 that weren’t exposed to music.

One study conducted in 1993, called the Mozart Effect, increased spatial function or “spatial temporal reasoning” in the participants. The music piece chosen is considered very uplifting and sparked excitement with the tempo or the energy of the song. One of the tests designed to calculate Spatial Function was the Paper Folding and Cutting Test. (Check it out below)

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The Answer is C!

This experiment shows that when the paper is folded 8 times, and then cut in 3 places, the students have to envision what the page would look like once it is opened (unlocking spatial function)

The students that listened to Mozart vs. A Relaxation Tape vs. Silence, in this study, showed that those that listened to music were able to perform better in the Paper Folding and Cutting experiment because it had an impact on the arousal or the energy of their mood.

But guess what? More recent studies have determined that those benefits aren’t exclusive to Mozart, or even classical music. You can get the same positive uptick in results with any kind of music, as long as it’s music your test subjects enjoy.

Music has been known to change a person’s happiness or energy levels or mood of an individual through music induced performances. So, next time you’re stumped by a puzzle, listen to some music and take another crack at it. You may be surprised by the results.

The most unique thing about music isn’t just how smart we become by listening to it, but also how it can change your frame of mind and you’ll see the difference if you do the same task, once before listening  to music and then without.

Behold the Power Of Music and its Requiem For Mental Serenity (You’re Welcome Mozart Fans)

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