This is Your Brain on Music

Have you ever known anyone who was really passionate about music? We’re sure you have because music is one of the most widely beloved forms of entertainment in the world. Many people consider music to be a very important part of their life, and some have even built a career out of composing and/or performing it.

Have you ever thought about how music affects your brain? Sure, we feel great listening to our favorite songs, but is there more going on upstairs than just that? Can music do more for us than just provide a good time? Yes!

Music Makes You Feel and Work Better

Upbeat and energetic music can make you not only feel better, but accomplish more. Your favorite tunes can also reduce your stress level, which contributes to greater overall happiness and possibly even superior work than your normal caliber.

Greater Learning

Some people need absolute quiet while learning new things, while others do better when listening to music. Fast music is great when you are exercising or doing energetic work, but slow, low volume music works best when you are trying to acquire new skills. If you usually need total silence when working, try some music instead. You might find that you achieve greater retention.

Playing Music Improves Your Motor and Reasoning Skills

Learning to play an instrument can really enhance your brain functions, with the side advantage of making you better at other subjects as well. It can also be great for giving you above average motor and reasoning skills.

Superior Calorie Burning and Muscle Building

We mentioned how fast music can make physical work more effective. The same goes for exercise as the beat can help you attain and maintain an effective rhythm that will allow you to meet your calorie and muscle mass goals that much faster.