The Brain and Music

The psychology of music became very interesting when I came along this Article. I was unsure of how much of the brain was used when you listen to the song, as soon as I saw the video and read the article I realized that its not just you hearing it. Its a prime example of the “Iceberg Effect” people are conscious that they know the song and that it gives them feelings, but little do they know, their brain is subconsciously triggering memories, and stimulating thoughts, while encouraging you to move.  The researchers found, “that listening to music activates not only the auditory areas of the brain, but also employs large-scale neural networks.” What can be taken from this is a much greater appreciation of music, if you don’t already have one. It’s not as simple as I thought. The psychological aspect is that depending on your experiences, and personality, the music will affect each person differently.  This made me question many things such as: How do people connect through music on the neurological side? How does music give you goosebumps? How does some music change peoples outlook, and influence them so much?



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