Victor Hugo once said – Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
Have you ever wondered why national anthems are played before international football games or after Formula 1 Grand Prix? Why do protesters chant their wishes? When listening to some music you can feel goosebumps?
Music is much more power than you can ever imagine. We will explore the philosophy further along with this article.
The main purpose of music is to express and modulate emotions.
When you are happy, you are just hearing the sound and enjoying it, you hear the tempo and go into your fun mood. But when you are sad and you plug in those earphones, you don’t need anybody at that moment.
Music is your sole friend and that is the moment, when you are sad, you understand the lyrics, the emotion of the songwriter and the singer. That’s the beauty of music. It can be felt not expressed.
Listening to music is not multitasking. We have specific are in our brain for music.
The goosebumps we get when we listen to music, is mainly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song.
Your heartbeat changes to mimic the music you listen to.
Earworms – When a song stuck in your brain. Your ears listen to them repeatedly and subconsciously.
Music has been thought to help cure Parkinson’s Disease. Music Therapy has been shown to energize the network of Neurones.
Cows produce more milk while listening to music!
So next time that you have a drive in the car or want a pick me up whilst cleaning the house, why not put on your favourite CD and enjoy it
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