A very sick patient is used to see many things during his or her hospital stay: machines, medications, doctors, nurses.... And, sometimes, guitars, drums, and sheet music. I read a quote that says: "Music therapy, to me, is music performance without the ego. It’s not about entertainment as much as its about empathizing. If you can use music to slip past the pain and gather insight into the workings of someone else’s mind, you can begin to fix a problem. " In this paper I will be researching and explaining what is music therapy and how is it used nowadays.
Evidence is provided of the presence of a learning curve in the use of music for positive mood alteration.” Teresa Lesiuk concluded that the quality of work done was at its lowest when music was removed as the time taken to complete a task was longest when music was removed. Furthermore music improved both a person’s mood and gave them an enhanced perception with specific reference to design. (Lesiuk, 2005) A study conducted by the journal of Neuroscience of Behaviour and Physiology shows that listening to classical music improves a person’s ability to identify visual images including letters and numbers. (Pavlygina,
There are also participants who were motivated to play music as it helps them to recover their health issues and improving cognitive abilities. For example, by focusing on practicing the violin, the participant was distracted with her symptom reduction from her chronic pain. While another participant improved his breath control by learning to play the tenor saxophone where he was diagnosed with arthritis and he is proud with this success. With the inter-related factors including emotional, social, physical, and cognitive factors, these lead to continuous motivation for adults in learning music regardless of
As our brain is stimulated it produces chemicals that can also impact our mood, “Listening to music increases the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is the brain’s “motivation molecule” and an integral part of the pleasure-reward system” (Alban). Music increases motivation along with happiness within the
Therefore, it is important to know whether listening to music while studying improves or deteriorates memory ability. It is an interesting area of investigation as there are many contradicting theories proposed by different psychologists on the effects of music on memory processes.
Besides, music also can enhance your performance during a workout. Last but not least, music can be a factor to improve sleep quality. Alright, now that I have revealed the minor part of the speech so without wasting any times, let’s get to know why music can make you feels happy.
In addition, Musicologist Julius Portnoy states that music has the ability to change metabolic rates, effect blood pressure, and even digestion. According to his research classical music was found to have a calming effect on the body and increase feel good hormones such as endorphins. To such an extent that 30 minutes equal to the effect of a single does of Valium. In contrast music has been also shown to cause sickness and act like a poison to the body. Loud rock music caused plants to die, and soft classical music made them grow faster.
There are many different articles and people trying to prove themselves right but this is a question i’m not sure will ever be answered. Music can do great things to you. Listening to music while studying improves your attention, memory, and math skills. It can also lessen depression and anxiety, this helps you focus on what is important at that moment. Clearing your head opens up your brain to new things, studying at this time will let new information get in letting you remember information better.
I my opinion though, the sound quality is not the most important thing (to me the most important thing is that the earphones stay in my ear). Of course, the music must not be distorted, but when I look for a pair of headphones for running I don’t pay attention to whether the bass is just as high or low as it is suppose to or if the treble has a perfect sound. I want to work out not sit and enjoy the music. Ambient noise. The reason nature gave us ears was to have an early warning system.