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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Are Our Musical Preferences Predetermined?

Music Psychology: The Power of Vibrational Frequency -

"Have you ever wondered why you have a complete disdain for specific styles of music? 
This interesting phenomenon has been the subject of scientific inquiry, hoping to uncover the mystery as to why our musical preferences seem to be predetermined"

playalongjon's insight:
Are we attracted to certain types of music and are these preferences predetermined?  

Saturday, 17 January 2015

How Music May Benefit And Affect Your Brain


How Music Affects and Benefits Your Brain

 I'm a big fan of music and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Music is such a big part of our lives, and we react to it in many ways without even realizing.  More

playalongjon's insight:
Something which I experience everyday myself.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

"Music Gives A Soul To The Universe" Plato

Plato-blue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 "Music Gives A Soul To The  Universe,   

  Wings To The Mind,  

Flight To The Imagination,

    And Life To Everything". 

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ngs To The Mind, Flight To The Imagination, 

And Life To Everything".

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain

Rendering of human brain.
Rendering of human brain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So what can music neuroscience teaches us about the brain?  In  the YouTube video below,  Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute discusses just what music can reveal to us about the mind and the brain. He then goes on to explore just what brain science can subsequently teach us about music and how it affects the brain itself.


 Music and the Mind


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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Six Reasons Why Music Is Important To Us

Ever wonder why music is so  important to us and has such an impact on our emotions? Well wonder no more here they are ! The number one reason is 'Positivity', two & three reasons are 'Diversion and Mood Management', fourth reason is 'Forming Relationships', fifth reason is 'For Personal Identity' and the sixth reason is 'To Learn About Others (and the World)'

Would you like to find out more, well click on this this link which will take you to the article "The Psychology of Music: 6 Reasons We Love (and Need) Music"  where these 'reasons' were published.

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

I Love Music


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Music and Images

Can you  "see" while listening to music or do you belong to those who don't associate images with music?

In our modern world it is hard not to associate music with visual elements.  Images and music are often  and present together so it becomes more difficult to "dissociate music from images".  In the past however things were a little different :

"....... those who have a good musical culture love music have no visual representations when listening to their favorite kind of music. Any association between music and mental representations maybe accidental and temporary."  More

Sunday, 5 August 2012

What Exactly Is Music?

Exactly what is music? How does the scientific community attempt to answer these sort of questions related to music and and its effects on human beings?  What happens inside our brains when emotions are released while we are listening to music? In fact what what makes our brains in the first place to connect to these 'electrical impluses and "converted sound vibrations" ?
"Electrical impulse and converted sound vibrations are just the beginning of the madness that  our brain must sort out and deal with "   More

Friday, 27 July 2012

Why Does Music and Art Exist ?

The story of the evolution of aesthetics makes interested reading, why for example does music or visual art exists at all ?   How important were aesthetics in human evolution and later in human societies ?    The following article offers some interesting insights into these questions.
"One of the great mysteries of art is why it exists. Although our desire to create and enjoy art is so widespread that it appears as natural as eating or reproducing -– nearly every culture draws, dances, sings, recites poetry and tells stories -– the origins of human aesthetics are not clear-cut. What’s peculiar is that from a biological point of view art appears to serve no adaptive advantages whatsoever."  More