Impacts Of Music On Memory And Emotions
Music has been indeed complimenting our human culture since ancient times. Listening to music can evoke a range of emotions and feelings, music has the capability to manipulate our emotions from being energized to a sense of melancholy. On top of this music has been found to have significant benefits in enhancing our memory and even increasing our calibre to recall and retain our past memories and incidents. Let’s understand about ‘music and emotions’ ; Music can induce a sense of liveliness and jolly in the listener, regardless of their culture, ethnics, etc. This is due to the fact that music engages a certain part of the brain which is responsible to release the hormones/neurotransmitters such as ‘Dopamine’ and ‘Serotonin’ that are linked with mood and happiness. The emotional outbreak of music results in recalling some of our nostalgic memories and emotions from any of our incidents that we have gone through.
Music has some profound effects on our memory too! , it somehow has the capability to increase our memory and retention. Some renowned hospitals across the globe utilises music as a medium to treat Alzheimer’s, a disease which disrupts our cognitive and memory faculty, which affects more than one million people in India every year.
According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, the students who listen to soft, melodious music while studying have been found to process more information, this is because music activates certain neural path-ways associated with focus and concentration; provided that one must not listen to a jazz or rap song.
The impact of music can be indeed utilised in various fields and context. Various brands like ‘Jeep’, ‘Coca Cola’ and other renowned companies use some energetic bass-y music in their advertisements in order to build some trust and connect with their customers more. It all comes down to psychological tricks through music in order to manipulate the customers. Most importantly Music relieves off all the clutters in your mind after a long stressful day. It’s good to enhance your mood and boosts your energy levels. On top of this, music is also helpful to induce your creativity. Yes! according to a study conducted by ‘Frontiers of Human Neuroscience’ and ‘Creativity Research Journal’, a person who is into musical instruments, songs and arts are great in creativity because apparently such melodious harmonies activates your right hemisphere of the human brain, which is responsible to help us in the field of creativity and l linguistics.
On that note, I would love to conclude that, we indeed have music as our saviour. Not only does it helps us relieve stress, improve our memory, enhance our mood. But also benefits us to treat a disease and even enhance our creative, cognitive, neural faculty of our body. Lastly, I would love to portray a quote by the famous Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, “ Music is the universal language, no matter the country we are born in or the colour of our skin. Bring us all together”.
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