Music builds long-term memory

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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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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

5 positive effects music has on your mental health

openminds.org.au

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. 

8 Amazing, Little-Known Ways Music Affects the Brain

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Although there may be detrimental effects of listening to music while working, listening to music in between tasks can boost your mental performance and the ability to concentrate on a task for long periods of time.

Why music affects your productivity

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