Everyone loves music except for those with a Neurological condition called ‘’Music Anhedonia”, they make up about 3-5% of the world’s population. So about 95% of the world’s population loves and appreciate music.
Music has powerful effects on the human brain and can send chills down your spine. Everyone has different taste in their choice of food and drinks likewise our taste in music differs. The brain is the centre of every activity in the human body, it helps us feel and interpret various emotion such as love, pain, anger, joy, fear etc.
Here are five powerful effects of music on the human brain
Music can help in Dopamine release
Let me not bore you with scientific terms. Imagine a female Athlete who just won a race and she is given a gold medal, that medal can be related to Dopamine. Dopamine is also called ‘’Happy home”, it helps us feel pleasure and happiness. Music can trigger the release Dopamine from your brain and give you that feeling of happiness and positivity. Such a rewarding effect!
Music can improve learning and memory retention
It has proven that listening to your favourite music while studying would increase blood flow to the human brain and help you learn faster and also retain what you learnt. In some countries, students are allowed to listen to music in their headphones during an exam to help them relax and concentrate while taking the examination test.
Music can reduce stress
There are some parts of the brain that are solely responsible for our reactions to stress signals. Music can help reduce the effect of stress by giving a sense of comfort and calmness to the human brain which in turn helps the body to relax.
Music can help in the treatment of depression and anxiety
Cases of depression are always on the rise globally and sometimes leads to long term mental health challenges. Music has an amazing effect on the human brain in tackling depression and anxiety by creating new neural connections and helping the brain stimulate hormones that can help boost a person’s mood.
Music improves endurance in physical activities
Exercise is very important in improving the mental and physical well being of the human body. Listening to your favourite music while working out can improve your endurance in them and help you do more than you thought you could.
There you have it, Five powerful effects of music on the human brain.
Before you begin exercising, reading, or even walking make sure you have your headphones or Bluetooth speaker tuned to your favourite music. Youll be amazed at the extraordinary effects it would have in your performance.