4 ways how music changes our mood and influences our Psychology?

Studies suggests that the music can change our mood and fend off depression

We all love some peppy music now and then. Every person has that one favourite song which they listen to whenever they are low, and it acts as an immediate medicine. The way we think, our emotions and our health have a relation to the music we hear. It has been found that good music can immediately change a person’s mood.

1. Music is strongly linked to one’s memory

Listening to songs not only brings back memories of the past, it also enhances it. Listening to old songs can also cause a ‘reminiscence bump’. Music activates certain areas in our brain that are linked to memory. Many people also listen to music while studying. This helps them increase concentration and remember things easily. Music can also be associated with enhancement of learning and IQ . Children who play an instrument or are into music obtain good scores in maths and reading skills.

2. Music and workout

Ask any gym lover or a fitness buff, if they like listening to songs while working out? They will most certainly say ‘Yes’. The right music increases the functions of our body which pumps and motivates us to work hard. So, create a workout playlist and play it when you exercise next, it will guarantee you a satisfied workout.

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3. Music and Emotions

Music activates our Limbic System in the brain. This system is primarily associated with our emotions. Music also increases the release of dopamine in our brain. This essentially makes us “feel good”. Music not only makes us feel happy, it can alsomake us feel sad. Contrary to what people believe, sad music might also lift up one’s mood. Listening to slow songs can make people feel more calm and peaceful. Some researchers have also found that rap music can make one more aggressive. However, the way different music affects one depend on the type of personality one has. Music is also an effective tool to treat depression, stress, anxiety and other psychological problems.

4. “Mozart Effect”

It is believed that listening to Mozart’s songs can help improve our spatial-temporal reasoning. It is ability to visualize spatial patterns and manipulate them over time.

Not only these, Music therapy is also given to Alzheimer’s patients. It can also improve our vision and heart related problems. It can be certainly said that music is one of the most affective and influential medicine that man has at his disposal and he should benefit from it as much as possible.

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