Music is sound, sound in our ears is vibrational, vibrations excite our braincells causing us to feel deeper emotions. For the better or for the worse, our favorite songs are influencing and re-wiring us in more ways than we realize.
Music has a direct connection with our human emotions. We listen, we dance, we feel and relate to others through music all the time. Most of us even have a short list of our favorite songs because they remind us of a real event or a dream that is emotional to us.
The way you perceive things may be influenced by your favorite songs as well. Last year researchers in the Netherlands found that the music one listens to can temporarily change a person’s visual perception and affect what they believe they see. Below is a list of other things music can do for all of us.
- Music can help deal with the anxiety and stress associated with having treatment for coronary heart diseases.
- Background music can help extroverts focus (but can also drive introverts crazy).
- High tempo music in fast food restaurants encourage faster knife and fork activity, leading to quicker table turnover.
- Sad music is enjoyable because it creates an interesting mix of emotions; some negative and some positive.
- People who are truly open to experiences were more likely to play a music instrument and more likely to rate music as important to them.
- Music therapy has been used effectively in both adults and children with psychiatric disorders.
- Music and certain Binaural Tones can repair brain damage and return lost memories.
- The type of music we prefer is related to our personality.
- Listening 5 to 10 songs a day can improve memory, strengthen immune system and reduce depression by 80%.
- We like to listen music that matches our emotional state because the music provides emotional validation and therapy.
- Music causes the body to release endorphins, this can ease pain for the listener.
- Music can help migraine and chronic headache sufferers reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of their headaches.
- Certain music can cause the listener to become creative, aggressive, have higher self esteem, act impulsively, be more outgoing or become introverted and depressed.
- People who prefer dance music are generally outgoing and assertive.
- Classical music lovers tend to be introverted, creative and have a healthier understanding of self esteem.
What are your favorite tunes? If your working on a new playlist for the gym or commuting to work be sure your favorite music is filled with positivity and stay away from the stuff that sounds good but lowers your emotional vibration.