There is more to why we like music than just a catchy beat or an easy karaoke tune.
Dozens of receptors in our brain respond to different musical aspects like tone, rhythm and lyrics, determining the qualities we personally like and dislike.
Specific brain wave rhythms are associated with specific emotional and cognitive outcomes. Matching exterior sounds with its own waves, the brain produces a particular response or state of mind. In order of decreasing frequency, Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta waves generate specific states, from greater awareness of reality to deep meditation.
Don’t let music just go in one ear and out the other; learn how to interpret your brain’s response to music, the benefits of listening to it and the importance of music education with the following music tips from the University of Florida.
TIPS FOR: music psychology, brainwaves, change state of mind