There is no doubt that music has a major effect on emotions. Maybe you’ve caught yourself swallowing a lump of tears after listening to an Adele song that touched your soul. Or you’ve felt like you can take over the world after listening to that one Rihanna club-banger.
Is there a link between listening to music and better performance?
If you are looking for the right inspiration to complete your thesis, music may be just what you need.
Is it all about harmony?
If you have recently been to a concert to watch your favourite musician’s live performance, chances are that the collective experience had a particular effect on your mood. Collectively, music results in synchronised beating hearts and brainwaves.
When listening to music, dopamine is released, triggering our reward system mechanism in our brains. This is also why music can be effective in alleviating symptoms of depression. When you -listen to uplifting music after a bad break-up, chances are that you will be feeling better as a result.
What does it do to our brains?
In patients with brain injuries, music has proven to have therapeutic and healing benefits. In addition, multiple areas of the brain are activated when listening to music.
Playing music while working out releases endorphins to increase endurance and may distract from the discomfort you’re feeling from exercising. So you really should crank up the volume to that high energy, fast-paced song when exercising. Your heart rate will sync up with it and you’re more likely to reach your goals for the session.
Understanding how music makes one feel and why goes a long way towards finding more ways to use it in beneficial ways.