Sunday, March 13, 2016
Us and Music
Living in the 21st Century, we have the unlimited supply of music. Music has evolved as an entertaining hobby making its way into the medical field. Remember when you would feel some certain way and you would put your blasting headphones on to isolate yourself from a situation? At that point, music starts to make you feel good and forget everything that's happening. Three areas of your brain are affected by this; the hippocampus (memories), prefrontal cortex (judgement), and the parietal lobe (cognition). So how does music help us to become happier? Music releases high levels of dopamine levels throughout the period of listening music. The music also releases serotonin at this period of time. Serotonin and dopamine both help us being a happier person with other benefits included. Now since music is down to preference, some music could hold a deeper meaning to you and actually help motivate you. Euphoria from singing along or even listening to a song helps you motivate yourself and bring better and positive vibes to you. Another way music could help us to becoming happier, it lowers stress levels down. The songs help soothe your body and mind and with all the dopamine rushing throughout you, you feel relaxed and tense free.
Why should music be used other than entertainment? It helps us become a better us. In my opinion, music should be enjoyed, celebrated, and should be a stress free hobby. With so many new ways to utilize music such as using it as an anti-depressant for the anxious and depressed, music could evolve into something much bigger to even uniting us as one.
Does music have an impact on you? Does music make you stress free? Is music a getaway for you? Do you already do this for your own benefits? Do you agree or disagree about this view about music? Why or why not?