Sunday, September 26, 2010

Music and Human

Today I will be talking about "How music influences our mind and our organs", because in our daily life everyone listen to many kinds of music. Almost everyone listen to music without knowing the effects of the music. There are too many positive effects, but I wanted to mention only a few of them.
     Let us start with some background. The word music means "arrangement of sounds made by instruments or voices" in Longman dictionary. Now please imagine that word music means songs, speech, any kind of sound or noise. I mean any sound you can hear by your ear. Maybe you wonder that why I am calling music that all kind of sounds. Because, when we listen to we feel relaxed or excited. Somehow, that music
effect you right?
    Then even traffic noise effects you. That's why I am calling everything we hear by our ears are MUSIC. Isn't it interesting?
     There are 2 ways that music influences us.
   The first one is our MIND.
   There are times when one feels deppresed.Feelings of sadness and inadequacy fill one's mind and carrying out even the daily activities becomes difficult. Depression reduces brain activity and hampers the mind's ability to plan and execute tasks.Lack of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin, leads to a deppresed state of mind. Smoothing musical notes help increase the Serotonin levels of the brain, thus alleviating mental deppression.
  Anxiety is associated with an upcoming event that may have an unknown outcome. It may lead to sleeplessness and other anxiety disorders. Music plays a vital role in calming the nerves and smoothing one's mind. Flat musical notes induce sleep, while natural notes provide the mind with alertness.
  Music is found to affect the process of learning an thinking. If work is accompanied by quiet and soothing music, it helps the listener think, analyze and work faster in a more efficient manner.Music develops a positive attitude in the listeners and provides them with motivation.Surveys have shown that music brings about remarkable improvement in the academic skills of students, who are made to listen to certain kinds of music while studying or working in the lab. Litening to pleasent music, while doing a difficult task, can make it seem easy.
  I have an example for you, I think it might be interesting for you.
    Albert Einstein is recognized as one of the smartest men who has ever lived.A little known fact about Einstein is that when he was young he did extremelly poor in school. His grade school teachers told his parents to take him out of school because he was " Too stupid to learn" and it could be a waist of resources for the school to invest time and energy in his education. The school suggested that his parents get Albert an easy, manual laber job as soon as they could. His mother did not think that Albert was " Stupid ". Instead of following the school's advice, Albert's parents bought him a violin. Albert became godd at the violin.Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein himself says that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin. He loved the music of Mozart and Bach the most. A friend of Einstein, G.J.Withrow, said that the way Einstein figured out his problems and equations was by improvising on the violin.The power of to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart's music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activates the left and right brain. The information being studied activates the left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Also, activates which engage both sides of the brain at the same time, such us playing an instrument or singing, cause the brain to be more capable of processing information.
  Easy listening music or relaxing classics improves the duration and intensity of concentration in all age groups and ability levels. It's not clear what type of music is better, or what kind of musical structure is necessary to help, but many studies have shown significant effects.
And the other way of effect is by a physical way to our body
 By playing recordings of relaxing music every morning and evening, people with high blood pressure can train themselves to lower their blood pressure-and keep it low. According to research reported at the American society of Hypertension meeting in New Orleans, listening to just 30 minutes of classical, Celtic or raga music everyday may significantly reduce high blood pressure.
 Music is good for your heart. Research shows that it is musical tempo, rather than style. Italian and British researchers recruited young men and women, half of whom were trained musicians. The participants slipped on head phones and listened to 6 styles of music, including rap and clasical peices, with random two-minute pauses.As the participants kicked back snd listened, the researchers monitored their rating, heart rates and blood pressure. The participants had faster heart and breathing rate when they listened to lively music.When the musical slowed, so did they heart and breathing rate. Some results were surprising. During the musical pauses, herat and breathing rates normalized or reached more optimal levels.Whether or not perspn liked the style of music did not matter. The tepo, or face, of the music had the greatest effect on relaxion.
  Choosing music that motivates you will make it easier to start movie, working, dancing, or any other type of exercise that you enjoy. Music can make exercise feel more like recreation and less like work. Furthermore, music enhances atlathic performance! Anyone who has ever gone on a long run need their ipod or taking a particularly energetic spinning class knows that music can make the time pass more quickly.
  In conclusion
  The music is one of the most important parts of our life. I have some advice to you that you should listen to some kind of qualified music. Of course it depends on the situation, but you'd better to remember that classical music affects people more positive than any other music. After understand that what ' kind of music how influences you, you should choose the convenient music for your mind situation.

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