Music and it’s Psychological Effects

According to Oxford dictionary, music means the instrumental or vocal sounds or both combined in such a way to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression.

Music is an art, entertainment, pleasure, meditation and a medicine for the soul and the body. All the cultures and the people have universal responses to it.

Human psychology is the study of the human personality and the way that we derive our motivations and our reactions and our daily state of emotions.

Several studies have indicated that different types of music can enhance concentration power, cognition, moods, reduction of stress and anxiety, healing from a traumatic incidence etc. However, all of these depends on the type of music.

There are different types of music like jazz, rock, pop, classical and many more. All of these impacts differently on human mind. For instance, classical music has been found to enhance concentration and problem solving skills which are helpful in studies. Happy music is helps to get good mood. While in contrast, sad music is found to make gloomy. However, the effect depends on duration of exposure to music. The reason behind is listening to music releases several chemicals in brain and make it think & work accordingly.

Not only humans, even plants also responds to music. But the mechanism is not the same here as in the case of humans. Actually, music is made from a combination of different sounds. Sound is made up of vibration which propagates in a medium in the form of a wave. Plants respond to these vibrations which act as a mechanical stimulus and causes various physiological changes.

Believe it or not, numerous studies have indicated that playing soft music for plants really does promote faster and healthier growth.

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