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Music is processed in different ways:
Some studies show that music can help improve movement in patients who have Parkinson’s disease, or people who have lost mobility or battle with language due to a stroke.
In one study, in particular, Alzheimer’s patients seem to maintain the ability to recognize music.
Listening to music engages a huge network throughout the brain because music has so many components to it. It keeps your brain fit and healthy.
Music is also very therapeutic. It can lift your mood and help you to relax.
Music has a real impact on human emotions and perception. Music activates different areas of the brain in different people, but there are general brain and mood patterns revealed by music research.
For the most part, research suggests that listening to music can improve your efficiency, creativity and happiness in terms of work-related tasks.
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 information properly.
Different genres correspond to our personality. For instance: