Music isn’t just a set of sounds and rhythms. Its influence on the brain is much deeper than any other human experience. Keep on reading to know all truly enigmatic powers of music.
Preterm babies seem to experience less pain and feed more when listening to music, a recent study suggests. Experts led by Dr. Manoj Kumar of the University of Alberta, Canada, examined nine clinical trials and discovered that songs had a favorable effect on lessening pain for preterm babies undergoing painful procedures like heel prick blood tests. It also seemed to benefit full-term babies during operations.
Premature babies have to stay longer under medical supervision to gain weight and get stronger. To accelerate this process, many hospitals fall back on calm, pleasant music. Canadian scientists discovered that music reduces pain sensitivity and enhances the sucking reflex in such infants, contributing to the weight gain. Music is also a good way to get newborns off to sleep.
Many people experienced cerebral damage have speech and movement-related issues. As an alternative and effective treatment, doctors often recommend such patients to listen to great music to stimulate the areas of the brain responsible for both of these functions. When people with neurological disorders brought on by a stroke or Parkinson’s disease notice a musical beat, it helps them to regain a symmetrical walk and sense of equilibrium.
Surely, music won’t cure deafness but it really can prevent the loss of hearing. There was an experiment between 163 people where 74 were musicians.
Participants were asked to pass some listening tests. Musicians heard the sounds better than non-musicians, and this difference gets more evident with aging.
Music heals a broken heart
No, it is not about a cast-off love, but about a heart attack. The thing is music can help people recovering from a heart seizure or cardiac surgery by reducing blood pressure, slowing down the heartbeat , and relieving anxiety. Listening to the quality music evokes positive emotions, improves circulation, and expands blood vessels, thus, promoting quick rehabilitation of the whole cardiovascular system.
Use the energy of upbeat songs you associate with positive memories, rather from your distant past when you felt secure, in addition to your game, and joyful. Prevent songs that even remotely pull you into the emotions of your separation. Train your brain out of its funk by listening frequently and with intent.