Bring on some bhangra music and you have the “moddas” – The shoulders shaking , It’s so automatic! Bas raha nahi jata! Some hum quietly tapping their feet , some croon loudly shaking their heads – yeah! some may stand up and well just dance some crazy brisk moves who cares who is watching! Which category do you fit in ?
Like Shakespeare said “ If music be the food of love, play on”
Music has so many well researched, positive effects on us …
● It makes us feel good about ourselves..
● Music has the ability to calm and soothe the mind and the nerves.
● It lowers Blood pressure
● You can’t dance you say? Nah! I guarantee the right kind of music will have your feet tapping – as per scientists our bodies are “made “ to move to music – and the only species!
● The brain functions better, gets elastic due to listening to music.
● Emotions that are hidden behind words are also easily understood by those that listen to music regularly- true that no jokes!
● Music Boosts immunity and Healing.
● Music has healing powers it heals depression, anxiety and chronic pain. It also heals chronic diseases.
But Students here is a warning!
A study conducted by Smith and Morris (1977) addressed this question by studying the effects of sedative and stimulative music.
The study focused on the influence these two distinct genres of music have on performance, anxiety, and concentration.
Participants had to repeat a set of numbers backwards while listening to either stimulative, sedative, or no music and also their preferred music.
The results indicated that participants performed worse while listening to their “preferred” type of music.
In the no music condition, participants performed best.
These results indicate that a “preferred type” distracts us when we are involved in a mentally demanding task , we are distracted by the lyrics, emotions, and memories that the music can bring awake.
Participants who listened to sedative music performed better than participants who listened to stimulative music
But the participants that performed best were those who listened to no music at all.
So students do listen to music whenever you get the time due to its numerous magical effects! But when studying or making the grey cells – the brain do tasks like learning or remembering – CHOOSE SILENCE to deliver a GRAND OUTPUT!