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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.
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In one small study, stroke patients showed improved visual attention while listening to classical music. Silence resulted in lower scores.
Different genres correspond to our personality. For instance:
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.
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.
One study indicated that children who had three years or more of musical instrument training performed better in:
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Music helps with making memories from long ago feel relevant again. When you hear a song that had specific meaning to you in the past, the memory of that moment will come back with unbelievable details.
Alzheimer’s patients can sing the songs that they learned as young adults. Thi...
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With so much of our time being spent at work, and so much of our work being done at computers, music has become inseparable from our day-to-day tasks — a way to “optimize the boring” while looking at screens.
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