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Our brains respond differently to happy or sad music.
One study revealed that participants interpreted a neutral expression as happy or sad to match the tone of the music they heard.
A moderate noise level is ideal to improve our creativity. It increases the processing difficulty which stimulates abstract processing, leading to higher creativity.
High noise levels impair our creative thinking because we feel overwhelmed and struggle to process informati...
Different genres correspond to our personality. For instance:
One study indicated that children who had three years or more of musical instrument training performed better in:
In one small study, stroke patients showed improved visual attention while listening to classical music. Silence resulted in lower scores.
An American researcher, Leonard Ayres, found that cyclists pedaled faster while listening to music than they did in silence.
This is because music overrides the signals of fatigue while we are exercising, and our bodies do not realize we are tired.
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