The state our brain goes into is scientifically known as the alpha state. According to scientist from Ben Greenfield Fitness, the brain is split into four different conscious and unconscious states. These states include but are not limited to the Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta states. As human beings our brain usually sits idle in the Beta state. The beta state consists of your brain being alert with concentration. In order to be as productive as possible the brain needs to be transferred to the alpha state. The alpha state is a super learning state of relaxation.
You fall into a slight trance where you are more susceptible to new information. Commonly known by sports people as the zone” this state can be reached through the focusing of your breathe, deep meditation or music. However not the same music will put all the same people in “the zone”. This is due to the fact that not all people hear music in the same way. Some people hear the melody rather than the harmony giving a different opinion to people on music and allowing everyone to experience it differently. An experience like this can often be indescribable for those who don’t hear the song the same way.
An experience like this could be compared to a person trying to describe a color to a blind person. We prepare colors into different categories such as pastels or dark, however if you have been blind all your life you have no way of knowing how that would compare. Pick a color and try to explain it to the next person you see without using the adjectives hot or cold. So why do some people play a song on repeat and memorize the lyrics while another skips it? According to scientist Salesroom “It all depends on past musical experiences.
Depending on what styles you’re used to ? Eastern, Western, Jazz, heavy metal, pop ? all of these have very different rules they follow, and they’re all implicitly recorded n your brain,” she says. “Whether you realize it or not, every time you’re listening to music, you’re constantly activating these templates that you have. ” “Using those musical memory templates, the nucleus acumen’s then acts as a prediction machine”, she says. ” It predicts the reward that you’ll feel from a given piece of music based on similar types of music you’ve heard before.
If you like it better than predicted, it registers as intense pleasure. If you feel worse than predicted, you feel bored or disappointed. ” music affect on our brains By accelerations 5 spoon similarly to music their feelings become more in sync then if they sat for the same amount of time talking. This is a possible link to understanding why dancing has been brought down in our culture as something romantic. When waltzing to a rhythm your partners heartbeat and yours fall into sync and your brains both drop into the alpha state giving an instant connection, perhaps even a romantic one.
However scientists believe that dancing is possibly something built into our brains rather then brought down through generations. It is said that the need to tap your tot or bob your head has more to do with humans need to want to fit in and less to do with the effect music has on us. Despite the fact that music makes us want to dance it is noted from scientists that a good dancer is overall rated more attractive than a bad one. This has to with the fact that a good dancer connects to the music and humans rate that as “a good communicator”. When you do end up finding a song you enjoy, dopamine is released into your brain.
Dopamine is the chemical that fills your brain and brings up happiness and positive thoughts! This chemical often is linked to your nucleus acumen’s this is attached to our superior temporal gurus. Do you ever listen to a song and memories come flooding back? This is the reason why. The superior temporal gurus brings up memories in the form of song lyrics and beats. Due to the fact that it is attached to your visual centers you can see an image, perhaps it’s of something you want to come out of your future or more commonly a time from your past.
This is called nostalgia. It is the fond remembering of past, perhaps even dormant memories that can be dug up by a catchy pop tune or a drawn out ballad. It’s a local and global experience for your body and an overall roust for your brain. This study can be lead to the conclusion that music can cure Alchemist’s. When listening to a song from their generation, people with Alchemist’s are able to see previous dormant memories. Scientists conclude that music is one of the most effective ways of curing different kinds of Alchemist’s.
Not only does music cure the brain but it can also improve physical performance. Known as pump up music, music with a steady fast beat makes you work harder when exerting yourself. When taking in the music your brain recognizes the beat and your heart tries to match it. This sends extra blood pumping through your body which gives you the energy to train harder. This method is known as brainwave entertainment. Brainwave entrainment is any method that causes your brainwave frequencies to fall into step with a specific frequency.
It’s based on the concept that the human brain has a tendency to change its dominant GEE frequency towards the frequency of a dominant external stimulus (such as music, or sound). Songbirds and humans are the only two animals that this happens to. In fact recent research has discovered that songbirds and humans are more alike than one might first believe. ND humans share a distinct pattern of activity in roughly 40 genes in analogous regions called Area X in birds and the anterior stratum at the base of the foreordain in humans.
These structures are involved in imitation. ” The genes in the brain that involve speaking and singing are more utilized by songbirds as opposed to other animals. This new information has lead scientists to believe that they have found a cure to speech impediment and disorders. In conclusion we have learned that music can not only change your mood, from sad to happy but can change your brain state from Beta to Alpha. Music has the ability to bring your focus to a better place and you’re learning to a higher level.
Sound waves can cure speech impediments and bring back dormant memories to those who thought they had lost everything. Improvement on physical state is to be counted on. Music gets you up and moving with your brain and muscles engaged. Music gives you the edge you need to be able to connect with other human beings. Not to mention playing music, in which gives your brain the ability to hold on to memories for longer. Music is the best enrichment you could ask for! It affects you in every way possible.