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THE EFFECT MUSIC HAS ON THE BRAIN ●' WHO CONTROLS THE CHILDREN, CONTROLS THE FUTURE.' ~ Strugatsky brothers

Post by Athena* on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:25 am

Contrary to popular beliefs, music is just more than sweet candy to our ears. It feeds our minds as well. Whether you are into the upbeat tunes of Lady Gaga, or the tongue-twisting jams of Jay-Z, you will be glad to know that music has profound effects on the brain. Here are some of the mind marvels that you can expect just by listening to your favorite music:
Music Boosts your Memory

Do you always forget where you put your keys? Memory loss might be a sign of aging, but you do not have to let it ruin your life. Boost your memory once more by listening to your favorite tunes.

So how does music enhance memory? According to experts, tunes can stimulate the many areas of the brain – including the Hippocampus – the district that governs the area of long-term memory. By treating your ears to familiar music, feelings and emotions related to the tunes are reincarnated by the hippocampus.
Music Improves your Spatial Reasoning Skills

Spatial reasoning is defined as the ability to reason depiction, measurement, navigation and shape accurately. As one of the “Nine Kinds of Intelligence,” it is characterized by the talent to recreate a visual experience.

With the help of music – specifically piano music – you can hike your spatial reasoning IQ points by as much as 9. Mozart’s symphony (among many others) makes this possible by improving focus in the listener.
Music Makes you Less Anxious

Do you have a big job interview on the way? Perhaps you are scheduled to undergo a life-changing surgery? Whatever your concerns might be, they are sure to put some stresses on your mind. Instead of popping that expensive anti-anxiety pill, a cheap and side effect-free way to say goodbye to apprehension is to listen to music.

In a study published in “Trends in Cognitive Sciences,” patients who listened to music – instead of taking the usual anti-anxiety drugs – demonstrated lower levels of cortisol: a hormone that brings about stress.
Music Repairs Brain Damage

Are you an unfortunate victim of stroke or other brain-related conditions? You will be glad to know that music can restore

Music is especially helpful in victims of left-sided brain injury, with symptoms such as the inability to speak. In fact, therapists treat such patients with a program called “Melodic Intonation.” Here, the patient is prodded to sing until he can talk once again. Music is said to repair the damaged parts associated with language because it helps the mind correlate the tunes with verbalisms once again.

Apart from this benefit, music ushers the release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone that enhances brain function. This is especially advantageous in individuals who have suffered from major brain damage.
Music Reduces Seizures

If you are one of the unlucky few who suffer from seizures, physical manifestations that arise from abnormal electrical activities in the brain, you can actually get rid of them once and for all just by listening to music.

According to research, calming sounds – especially the piano masterpieces of Mozart – can significantly reduce seizure-causing signals in as short as five minutes. The song’s effect on the cerebral cortex is so profound, that it has made 23 of 29 significant seizure activity decreases possible. The dramatic results are published in the 1998 experiment entitled “Mozart Effect on Epileptiform Activity.”

Music is more than just soothing – it is brain boosting as well! Make the most out of your favorite songs’ benefits by listening to them as frequently as possible.
Cognitive Benefits

Research suggests that listening to music in the background prior to performance a task actually helps increase cognitive functions such as memory and attention—by increasing arousal and mood.  And seemingly, it doesn’t matter if you like the music or not—but it seems that music with just instruments helps people perform better than vocal music.  ON THE CONTRARY, VOCAL MUSIC, especially at higher volumes is extremely distracting and can be a detriment to your focus, memory, and attention.

The article was posted here: http://ireleaseendorphins.com/the-effect-music-has-on-the-brain/


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[...] 'Now we see the creation of a new massive class of useless people. As computers become better and better in more and more fields, there is a distinct possibility that computers will outperform us in most tasks, and will make humanity redundant. .. And then, the big political and economic question of the 21st century will be: WHAT DO WE NEED HUMANS FOR? ... Or at least , WHAT DO WE NEED SO MANY HUMANS FOR?
At present, the best guess we have is : KEEP THEM HAPPY WITH DRUGS AND COMPUTER GAMES. ... BUT THUS DOESN'T SOUND LIKE AN APPEALING FUTURE. ' - Yuval Noah Harari 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzj7Wg4DAbs&feature=youtu.be
'Who controls the children, controls the future.' ~ Strugatsky brothers
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Ones relationship with the universe is so essentially individual. - fmoe

“THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM; THE FIRST APPEARANCE DECEIVES MANY; THE INTELLIGENCE OF A FEW PERCEIVES WHAT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY HIDDEN.”
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●'WHO CONTROLS THE CHILDREN, CONTROLS THE FUTURE.' ~ Strugatsky brothers



○The effect of music on the psycho - neuroendocrine system of the human body◇Because the scientists were combining methodologies (PET and fMRI) they were able to obtain an impressively precise portrait of music in the brain. The first thing they discovered (using ligand-based PET) is that music TRIGGERS the RELEASE of DOPAMINE in BOTH the DORSAL and VENTRAL STRIATUM [may involve dopamine release, but in different subcircuits of the striatum, which have different connectivity and functional roles.] This isn’t particularly surprising: these regions have long been associated with the response to pleasurable stimuli. Read more : http://www.wired.com/2011/01/the-neuroscience-of-music/

◇Neuroendocrine responses of healthy volunteers to 'techno-music': relationships with personality traits and emotional state.

Gerra G1, Zaimovic A, Franchini D, Palladino M, Giucastro G, Reali N, Maestri D, Caccavari R, Delsignore R, Brambilla F.

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A variety of studies reported psychological and physiological effects of music. Different types of music have been found to induce different neuroendocrine changes. The aim of the present experiment was to investigate the possible combination of emotional and endocrine changes in response to techno-music and to define personality variables as predictors of respective changes. Sixteen psychosomatically healthy subjects (18- to 19-year-olds, eight males and eight females) were exposed, in random order, to techno-music or to classical music (30 min each). Plasma norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (EPI), growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) cortisol (CORT), beta-endorphin (beta-EP) concentrations and changes of emotional state were measured in basal conditions and after the experimental trials with two different types of music. Techno-music was associated with a significant increase in heart rate, systolic blood pressure and significant changes in self-rated emotional states. A significant increase was observed in beta-EP, ACTH, NE, GH and CORT after listening to techno-music. Classical music induced an improvement in emotional state, but no significant changes in hormonal concentrations. No differences between male and female subjects' responses to music have been found. Plasma levels of PRL and EPI were unaffected by techno- and classical music. Changes in emotional state and NE, beta-EP and GH responses to techno-music correlated negatively with harm avoidance scores and positively with the novelty-seeking temperament score on the Cloninger scale. Listening to techno-music induces changes in neurotransmitters, peptides and hormonal reactions, related to mental state and emotional involvement: personality traits and temperament may influence the wide inter-individual variability in response to music.
See the link below: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9506313

https://books.google.ro/books?id=Q-OFSEeeI5UC&pg=PA457&lpg=PA457&dq=Psychoneuroendocrine+Research+on+Music+and+Health&source=bl&ots=7qPNikvFBb&sig=nBRSS1PGc3fCgjItQfPF47GmatM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjE_4eG-r_KAhVFCiwKHRpUDmYQ6AEIKjAF

https://books.google.ro/books?id=uho2CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA786&lpg=PA786&dq=psychoneuroendocrine+research+on+music+and+health+an+overview&source=bl&ots=PZ8WtxJTz-&sig=LjinQ9vD9ik-2-8nT0QhWz3vby0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPz-T3-r_KAhUGkCwKHSIlCWcQ6AEIKTAG

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