Music Leads To Togetherness

  • Large groups having a ‘social music’ experience lead to big changes related to closeness and bonding.
  • Music also releases dopamine, which regulates our mood and is a big reason music has been eternally popular.
  • Music, apart from being a common way to experience pleasure, also works in creating a sense of group identity, cementing its place in social gatherings and families.

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How Music Bonds Us Together

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The Bond Created By Music
  • We are literally wired for music and even have a dedicated part of our brain, especially for processing music.
  • Listening to music and singing together directly impacts the neurochemicals of the brain and releases endorphins.
  • Singing together is an effective way to build social bonds, as there is something about music that makes it great for closeness or connections.

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Moving Together In Sync
  • The synchronicity that is created while moving together in a simultaneous and coordinated manner results in strong social bonding, and well-being, according to new research.
  • Activities like the parading, line dancing and crew rowing, which usually have synchronous movements, allows humans to bond together all at once.
  • Even in the animal kingdom, birds, dolphins, and fireflies synchronize their actions, displaying coordinated behaviour.

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Moving in Sync Creates Surprising Social Bonds among People

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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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Performer - audience synchrony

When you are at a concert and you get to the part with a refrain from your favorite song, you are swept up in the music. The performers and audience seem to be moving as one.

Research has shown there is a synchrony that can be seen in the brain activities of the audience and a performer. And the greater the degree of synchrony, the more the audience enjoys the performance.

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Music Synchronizes the Brains of Performers and Their Audience

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