This world has so many languages, but music is universal and can be understood by all. In a recent study, music has been shown to be an invaluable art form that people interact with on a daily basis – among musicians and non musicians alike.
Music is more than something we listen to in the background when we work out, or when we are stuck in traffic – it invokes emotions within us and stirs up old memories. When our favorite track comes on, we feel positive emotions and our physiological response is to move with the beat. At times music allows us to find solace through most difficult moments and also can motivate. Each person has their own personal reason why music is important to them, but the unifying thing about music is that it’s something that is almost universally appreciated and enjoyed.
Not only can music get our feet tapping and our spirits lifted, it has also been proven to change our perceptions, sharpen our attention, and even enhance our intelligence.
The Life Noggin channel has created a animated short video that explains the latest science about our brain’s relationship with music.