It’s been said that if you add music to a moment, it becomes a memory. A specific song, catchy tune or funky ditty can easily take you back to memories of that first kiss, vacation or even your child’s first steps. However, there’re more benefits associated with listening to music than simply taking a trip down memory lane.
Music is basically an orchestrated collection of sound waves. Ironically, the human brain uses waves of its own, each one determined by a specific emotion.
These emotions play a key role in influencing various systemic functions throughout the body – like varying the rate of breathing and heart beats per minute, blood pressure, hormone release, muscle contraction and many others.
Listening to your favorite music may even promote a healthy heart. In 2008, researchers at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore conducted a study which showed that listening to joyful music arouses emotions that have a healthy physiological effect on blood vessel function. Read more...