Music has taken over, and your body is now along for the ride.
The result is a fascinating picture of the role music can play in brain development, learning, mood, and even your health.
Dive into cognitive studies, and read on to learn exactly how music affects your brain.
Is music bad for your brain?
“If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.
Can music kill brain cells?
If you bang your head violently to rock or metal music or any kind of music for that matter, it may contribute to brain cell death and damage. Whiplash – If you get into a car accident and suffer extreme whiplash, it may jolt your brain to the point where cells are killed.
What are the effects of music on the brain?
“Music and the Brain” explores how music impacts brain function and human behavior, including by reducing stress, pain and symptoms of depression as well as improving cognitive and motor skills, spatial-temporal learning and neurogenesis, which is the brain’s ability to produce neurons.