Music is universal and everybody can tune in to 'feel the beat', even when they can't understand the language. At any place, we are able to listen to music, it helps us focus on what we're doing, some even motivate us to do things that we're scare to do. Music is magical and science proves with 15 facts about music you should read.
Here are 15 scientific facts on music that prove it is one of the most beautiful things in the world:
A 2010 study led by sport psychologist C.I. Karageorghis found that music can improve the way we exercise. This happens in two ways: it can help you feel less fatigued, or increase the time dedicated to the workout. This study stated that music can lead to “higher-than-expected levels of endurance, power, productivity, or strength.”
Researchers from Pavia University, Italy, found that music with quicker tempos helped people breathe better, making sure their heartbeat was up.
If you're a plant person, you should probably play some good music while watering them because it can help with their growth. Researchers at the National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology in South Korea found that music can make plants grow faster as well as healthier.
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According to researchers from the University of Groningen, listening to happy or sad music can even change the way we perceive the world. On a bad day, make sure you listen to some happy music.
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According to University of Michigan Health System, music ushers activity in the area of the brain that releases the 'pleasure chemical' dopamine during sex and eating.
Like going to the club? Well, the music might be facilitating a good time given that Université de Bretagne-Sud in France noticed that loud music can make a person drink faster in less time.
According to University of Montreal, babies tend to be twice as calm when listening to music than they do when you're talking.
A research, published in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, observes that music can facilitate memory recalling in people with severe brain injury.
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"Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavor”, observes Professor Graham Welch, who has served as the Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education at University of London.
A study conducted in Spain at the Instituto Marqués proved that even unborn babies can not only listen to music, but also react to it! "The foetuses responded to the music by moving their mouths and their tongues as if they wanted to speak or sing," said the Instituto Marqués.
A researcher from the Texas A&M College of Nursing found that babies who were born prematurely, experienced health benefits from listening to lullabies as their food intake increased and they felt more comfortable.
A research published on American Psychological Association showed that listening to music can help a person combat anxiety by reducing it.
The researchers, from Sussex University and the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, found that music could be used to help a patient's recovery, especially if they've been admitted to the hospital.
According to research at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm ,drummers tend to have a strong sense of problem-solving.
A study published in the journal Learning and Individual Differences found that students performed academically better after a one-hour lecture, with classical music in the background than students who studied the same syllabus without any music.
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