With 2018 underway, you may be looking for ways to brighten your year that don't require cutting calories or hitting the gym. Turns out, exercising your vocal chords may do the trick. At least, that's what a recent study says.
If you love listening to music, you're in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, "If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week."
When nothing else seems to help make us productive, the right music can supercharge us. But in terms of our brain and work, what does music do and why does it help us? Studies about how music affects our brains and emotions have been ongoing since the the 1950s, when physicians began to notice the benefits of music therapy in European and U.S.
Teachers give tests to find out what their students know. But tests do a lot more than that and can have a powerful effect on what a student remembers. In a typical research study looking at the links…