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The healing effects of music on living organisms have been seen since the dawn of civilization. The first to appreciate the therapeutic effect of the sounds of Pythagoras. By the…

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“The poet belongs to the form, and the content to the history and reality of his people” (Belinsky; compare Glinka: “The people compose music, we only arrange it”). Consequently, the…

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Interesting about music

Music affects our brain much deeper than any other human experience. Let’s look at some interesting facts about music.

Music helps premature babies

Children born too early need a long stay in the hospital so that they gain the right weight and get stronger. To speed up this process, many hospitals have resorted to the effects of music. A team of Canadian scientists found that playing music for premature babies can reduce their pain sensitivity and improve nutritional skills, which in turn helps newborns gain weight. Hospitals use music that mimics the sounds of a mother’s heartbeat and uterine movements to lull babies born prematurely.

Music revives wilted plants

If music helps children grow, can it do the same with plants? In 1973, researchers conducted research to find out how music affects plants.
They played rock music to one group of plants and light, calm melodies to the other. Towards the end of the study, the plants affected by light music were uniform in size, green and blooming, and even leaned toward the source of the music. The plants, which were fueled by rock music, grew tall, but were drooping, their leaves faded, and they themselves seemed to have turned away from the radio.

Music recovers after brain injuries

Many people who have suffered brain injuries may experience long-term difficulties associated with speech and movement. As a treatment, some experts use music to stimulate those areas of the brain that are responsible for these two functions.
When people with neurological disorders caused by a stroke or Parkinson’s disease hear a musical rhythm, it helps them restore a symmetrical pitch and a sense of balance. Beats of rhythm in music serve as a hint to the brain.

Music Prevents Hearing Loss

Of course, music cannot cure you if you have already lost your hearing, but it can prevent it from being lost. During one of the studies, which involved 163 adults, 74 of whom were musicians, participants were asked to pass a series of listening tests.
Musicians perceived sounds better than non-musicians, and this difference increased with age. That is, a 70-year-old musician heard better speech in a noisy environment than a 50-year-old non-musician.

Music heals a broken heart

In fact, this is not about rejected feelings, but about a heart attack. The fact is that music helps patients who recover from a heart attack or heart surgery, lowering blood pressure, slowing down the heart rate and reducing anxiety.
As a preventative measure, it is recommended that you listen to joyful music or songs that make you feel better.
Listening to tunes that evoke positive emotions improves blood circulation, dilates blood vessels and generally improves the vascular system.

Music boosts athletic performance

In 2005, British scientists found that listening to music during sports training could increase performance by 20 percent. This effect can be compared with the use of doping, which some athletes resort to, with the exception of the fact that music does not appear in any way in tests for prohibited substances.
For best results, listen to music at a fast pace during intense workouts and slow music during breaks.

In 2008, British researchers decided to study how the words of music influence the attitude and behavior of adolescents. To test this, one group of teenagers played social songs with positive content, and another group of songs with a neutral idea.
Then the researchers decided to check how teens will react to a situation where a researcher “accidentally” drops a pencil. Participants from the group listening to a positively tuned song not only offered their help faster, but also raised a pencil five times more often than in the other group.

Music improves memory

Children who make music improve their mental abilities. Scientists from Hong Kong found that music lessons improve children’s results in tests where you need to remember the words from the list.
The more a person studied music in childhood, the better was his verbal memory. Children who studied music studied, remembered, and retained words better than other children. Moreover, memorization skills improved in proportion to how long the child was making music.

Music reduces pain

American scientists at the University of Utah have shown that music is as effective as distracting tactics for people who are prone to anxiety due to pain. As a result of listening to music, people feel less pain.
In a study of 143 people, music helped participants reduce anxiety when their fingers were exposed to electrodes that caused little pain.

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