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  • Music is the language of the soul.

  • For thousands of years, humans have been creating songs and symphonies which enthrall, inspire

  • and hypnotize.

  • Our history and our culture is closely entwined with musical notes.

  • It should come as no surprise that music has a profound effect on the human mind.

  • We've all felt it before; music helps us relax, it gives us goosebumps and it encourages us

  • to push ourselves to the limit.

  • But what's the science behind all of this?

  • Here are seven psychological facts about music.

  • The Mozart Effect; the Mozart Effect is one of the most popular scientific concepts surrounding

  • music.

  • It was developed by Dr. Gordon Shaw a few decades ago, and the premise is simple; classical

  • music makes you smarter.

  • In his research, he claimed that listening to classical music can raise your IQ by up

  • to 9 points.

  • The main basis for this line of thought has to do with spatial reasoning.

  • This type of brain activity is used in math, chess, engineering and science.

  • According to the Mozart Effect, classical music boosts spatial reasoning considerably.

  • Maybe it's time to start playing some Mozart while we study.

  • Music therapy helps repair brain damage.

  • Brain damage is one of the most discussed topics in the world of psychology.

  • Some people suffering from brain damage go through tremendous pain and discomfort, and

  • their life is seriously impacted.

  • But what if music could help?

  • New research shows that music can actually repair brain damage, and it's been hypothesized

  • that music therapy could be responsible for neurogenesis, which is the birth of new brain

  • cells.

  • Hearing music in your dreams is incredibly rare.

  • Think about every dream you've ever had, can you remember hearing music in a single dream?

  • If you're like the vast majority of the population, you've probably never heard so much as a jingle

  • in your dreams.

  • According to a 2018 study, only 6% of all remembered dreams include music.

  • Unsurprisingly, you're much more likely to hear music in your dreams if you're a musician

  • or someone who listens to a lot of music.

  • But even then, the number is still very low.

  • Your entire brain is activated when you listen to music.

  • There aren't many activities that make your whole brain light up, but listening to music

  • is definitely one of them.

  • When you listen to music, there's not a single part of your brain that isn't activated.

  • Parts of the brain that are responsible for emotions, creativity and even motor functions

  • are working while listening to music.

  • So if you're looking for a full brain workout, simply put on your favorite song.

  • Music can improve language proficiency.

  • The relationship between language and music is one of the most fascinating things in the

  • world of psychology.

  • To put it simply, these two things are very closely linked to one another.

  • A 2012 study pointed out that despite what previous research suggested, music and language

  • are not separate functions in the brain.

  • Traditionally, speech functions were thought to exist in the left hemisphere of the brain

  • while music functions existed in the right hemisphere.

  • But today, it's widely accepted that both hemispheres are responsible for music and

  • speech.

  • What this means is that music functions can actually improve speech functions and vice

  • versa.

  • In a sense, both activities are working the same muscle.

  • Your taste in music says a lot about your personality.

  • Have you ever wondered why you like certain music?

  • Have you ever wondered why your favorite songs might sound absolutely terrible to others?

  • The answer lies in our unique personalities.

  • Numerous studies have shown that if you like a certain musical genre, you're probably going

  • to have certain personality traits.

  • For example, a 2004 study found that extroverts were more likely interested in music in a

  • general sense, but they were also more likely to enjoy pop music.

  • That's just one example and there's tons of research on this one topic.

  • Think about your favorite song, what does it say about your personality?

  • Music therapy helps children with autism.

  • Remember what we said about music lighting up the entire brain?

  • Well, this makes music therapy an ideal choice for children with autism.

  • When both hemispheres are activated, children are self-aware while still forming relationships

  • with others.

  • Research has shown that this type of therapy is incredibly beneficial for autistic children

  • as it encourages them to interact with their instruments and communicate with others in

  • a band, ultimately creating music in a collaborative effort.

  • What do you think your favorite songs says about you?

  • Comment below.

  • Thanks for watching!

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7 Interesting Psychological Facts About Music

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