Music And The Music Of Music

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Have you ever had a bad day, turned on happy music and immediately felt good? Emily Lewis, a graduate student at California Institute of Integral Studies says,“Listening to music, sound, and healing is all really about relaxing the nervous system.” In other words music helps and removes stress in the body by relaxing the nervous system in your body. In other cases music can also be used to help with lack of motivation in some activity you 're doing. There is endless of physiological benefits that people get by listening to music. For physiological benefits of the music National Association for Music Education listed twenty ways music gives you physiological benefits. Music can help you with mastery of memorization, this means that you will remember anything easier. Music helps students learn to improve their work and not just send or give mediocre work but rather create good work. Feeling emotions is another thing that is taught through music as well and because of kids who study music tend to have a more open emotional connection towards cultures or other ways of life. Students also learn better coordination while learning an instrument because there are so many ways to play an instrument. This quote comes from Music, Psychology, a website stating how music helps us use chemicals that help relax our brain. Vicky stated,”Firstly, I learned that the hippocampus is connected to our emotional reactions via its involvement in the regulation of our brain’s chemical stress response, which comprises the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands all acting in synchrony. The hippocampus is implicated in music-evoked positive emotions that can, in effect, pacify this system, reducing the release of stress hormones like cortisol.” “The fa... ... middle of paper ... ...ted to evoke the full range of human emotion: from sad, nostalgic, and tense, to happy, relaxed, calm, and joy. Correspondingly, neuroimaging studies have shown that music can activate the brain areas typically associated with emotions: the deep brain structures that are part of the limbic system like the amygdala and the hippocampus as well as the pathways that transmit dopamine (for pleasure associated with music-listening). The relationship between music-listening and the dopaminergic pathway is also behind the “chills” that many people report experiencing during music-listening. Chills are physiological sensations, like the hairs getting raised on your arm, and the experience of “shivers down your spine” that accompany intense, peak emotional experiences”. This opinion was made by Marko from a music website and gave perfect information for what I was looking for.

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