Psychology and music
How music affects your emotions
44 participants were asked to listen to pieces of music and give data and of visual and felt emotions by rating 62 words or phrases on a scale of 0-4 where 0 rates as no emotion felt at all and 4 being a high amount of emotion was felt. "Sad music" was seen tragic music but participants have reported as being more carefree and romantic while listening to this type of music which demonstrates participants had conflicting emotions. There is a positive sadness linked to this type of music as participants described it as artistic and beautiful.
What do you do in music therapy? you can create music, sing along with the music, dance to it and/or listen to it. Music therapy is used to help individuals communicate and express their feelings, it can even help those who have difficulty in speaking. Music therapy helps to promote, maintain and reinforce the overall wellbeing of a person including spiritual health. Music therapy has been seen to have improved the social funtioning of schizophrenics on a global scale and other serious mental disorders, it has also lowered depressive symptoms and sleep quality. It has also helped people with debilitating diseases such as muscular schelrosis with self acceptance and anxiety acceptance
Music and the brain
Music and emotion: music is rooted in the brain structure that is involved in motivation, reward and emotion. Your brain syncs neural oscillators (which is the rhythmic and repetitive neural activity) with the pulsations of the music and then the brain tries to forsee when the next beat will occur. Since most people don't find music dangerous, the frontal lobes of the brain view it as a pleasure source which can result in an uplifted mood (happiness). Music can also activate parts of the brain that deal with emotion such as the amygdala which is the part of the brain associated with anxiety and fear, the hippocampus plus dopamine neurotransmitters which helps us experience pleasure while listening to music.
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