Music helps creativity

Music helps creativity

One of the most remarkable effects of music on the brain is that it stimulates the release of dopamine, which is a brain mediator that lifts your spirit. We produce 9% more dopamine from the music we particularly like.

What does that have to do with creativity? There's evidence that dopamine helps the creative effort.

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7 Different Effects of Music on the Brain, Backed by Scientific Studies

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Music builds long-term memory

Music builds powerful emotional connections in your brain. This is especially true in dementia patients, where studies suggested that music helps them stay more mentally alert.

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Participants from a study scored higher on a memory test while listening to classical music than those that listened to rap music.

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Music and exercise

Upbeat music makes you feel more energetic while you are exercising. It shifts your focus from the intensity of the exercise. Your body also needs less oxygen during the workout.

The best tempo for exercise is 145BPM. Faster music does not produce more stimulation.

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Moderate noise cultivates creativity, too loud or fast music leaves you hyperstimulated, while complete silence makes your brain bored. 

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Metal for anger issues
Studies found that metal music calms people with anger issues and makes them feel better.

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A Stanford study found that listening to classical music increased scores on attention tests. It could be due to the lack of lyrics. 

Other studies show that any type of background music without words increases your concentration.

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Elevate your mood and motivation

A strong mental wellbeing is closely aligned with optimistic and positive feelings.

The bright musical tones and lyrics will change or elevate your mood and empower you for the day ahead.

Up-tempo, fast-paced music gets your brain and body moving, making you amped up and motivated to enjoy what’s ahead.

In fact, researchers have claimed classical and ambient music have the best mood-boosting benefits, while metal and hard electronic music were considered to have the opposite effect.

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5 positive effects music has on your mental health

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Happy/sad music

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. 

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8 Amazing, Little-Known Ways Music Affects the Brain

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Music and memory

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. This is a promising step in treating patients suffering from dementia and those with brain injuries.

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Music and the Brain [Effects of Music on the Brain] - Thrive Global

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