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    Benefits of Listening to Music

    Published: September 14, 2018

    Recent research shows that listening to music improves our mental well-being and boosts our physical health in surprising and astonishing ways. If we take a music lesson or two, that musical training can help raise our IQs and even keep us sharp in old age.

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    Benefits of Listening to Music

    • 1. Benefits of Listening to Music Benefits of Listening to Music
    • 2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC Recent research shows that listening to music improves our mental well-being and boosts our physical health in surprising and astonishing ways. If we take a music lesson or two, that musical training can help raise our IQs and even keep us sharp in old age.
    • 3. Music Makes You Happier Music Makes You Happier Your brain releases a ‘happy hormone’, dopamine when you listen to music as the neuroscientist. Valorie Salimpoor discovered when carrying out an experiment.
    • 4. Music Enhances Running Performance Music Enhances Running Performance Runners who listened to fast or slow motivational music completed the first 800 meters of their run faster than those that listened to calm music or ran without.
    • 5. Music Lowers Stress and Improves Health Music Lowers Stress and Improves Health Listening to music you enjoy decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, which counteracts the effects of chronic stress. This is an important finding since stress causes 60% of all our illnesses and disease. One study showed that if people actively participated in making music by playing various percussion instruments and singing, their immune system was boosted even more than if they passively listened.
    • 6. Music Reduces Depression Music Reduces Depression More than 350 million people suffer from depression around the world. A whopping 90% of them also experience insomnia. By Hans Joachim Trappe in Germany also demonstrated that music can benefit patients with depressive symptoms, depending on the type of music. Meditative sounds and classical music lifted people up, but techno and heavy metal brought people down even more.
    • 7. Music Helps You Sleep Better Music Helps You Sleep Better Over 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. A study showed that students who listened to relaxing classical music for 45 minutes before turning in slept significantly better than students who listened to an audiobook or did nothing different from their normal routine. “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Berthold Auerbach
    • 8. Music Elevates Your Mood While Driving Music Elevates Your Mood While Driving A study in the Netherlands found that listening to music can positively impact your mood while driving, which can lead to safer behavior than not listening to music. That’s what I love. Not being interrupted, sitting in the car by myself listening to music in the rain. There are so many great songs yet to sing.” Alison Kraus
    • 9. Music Increases Verbal Intelligence Music Increases Verbal Intelligence A study has shown that after one month of music lessons with children between the ages of 4 and 6, 90% significantly improved their ability to understand words and explain their meaning. Other research found that musically trained women and children outperformed those who weren’t involved in music when completing a verbal memory test.
    • 10. Music Improves Recovery in Stroke Patients Music Improves Recovery in Stroke Patients Research at the University of Helsinki showed that stroke patients who listened to music they chose themselves for two hours a day had significantly improved recovery of cognitive function compared to those who listened to audio books or were given no listening material. Most of the music contained lyrics, which suggests that it’s the combination of music and voice that bolstered the patients’ auditory and verbal memory.
    • 11. Music Raises IQ and Academic Performance Music Raises IQ and Academic Performance “Music can change the world because it can change people.” Bono Research shows that taking music lessons predicts higher academic performance and IQ in young children. In one study, 6-year-olds who took keyboard or singing lessons in small groups for 36 weeks had significantly larger increases in IQ and standardized educational test results than children who took either drama lessons or no lessons. The singing group did the best.
    • 12. Thank You Thank You Source : https://www.kent-teach.com/Blog/post/2017/06/29/8-benefits-of-listening-to- music.aspx,www.lifehack.org/317747/scientists-find-15-amazing-benefits-listening-music.-