Ever wondered how good you feel when you’re kind of music is played?
In this post, we discuss 5 different ways music makes us feel good.
Music has to do with how our brains have developed to find it satisfying to seek out and recognize useful patterns in sound.
According to research, there is something especially rewarding about a music piece that is relatable in some ways but also consists of a few uncertainties.
Music can however make us happy by elevating our general mood, it can also evoke memorable or heartfelt memories. Then there’s the social aspect: singing together with your friends to a new song by your favorite artist creates a strong sense of belonging.
Here is how music makes us feel good
A neuronal orchestra
With a tap on our screen, our favorite playlist begins to play, and our brain begins to “sing” along with us. While we hum the song lyrics, the brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to the oldest areas of our brain, resulting in a widespread sense of pleasure that makes us feel deeply alive.
So, like a neuronal orchestra, the brain gradually begins to resonate, to brighten up: all of the areas responsible for emotions, movement, language, and memory are activated. Shivers, Chills, and Music has superhuman abilities.
Why then do you play music? – Challenged with this question, the responses are usually “it calms me” and “it makes me feel good”.
It’s difficult to truly disagree. Music can either improve or shape our mood. It also disconnects us from the external world as well as connects us in various ways.
It knows how to relate us to our innermost emotions, as well as to our most distant thoughts, just as it knows how to connect us to others.
Some surveys show that 56% of people feel an immediate bond once they encounter anyone who shares their taste in music. And that person becomes even more appealing.
Some people listen to traditional music, others to studio quality sounds, others to nature sound playlists, others to their best songs, and still others entirely to nothing. The reality, as ever, lies somewhere in the middle: music could perhaps induce a state of relaxation or concentration, but only if that’s what you’re after.
Many contend that listening to music at work can put you in a good mood, encouraging better, more useful work. It has the potential to boost creativity. It can even substitute coffee for some people during some times of the day.
Almost everyone agrees on the relevance of listening to music while training: for two out of every three people, it enhances the duration and intensity of workouts and allows you to maintain your momentum between sessions.
The musical miracles
Music has the potential to go even further. It is even miraculous for some.
Mozart’s symphony no.41, according to a study by Koeberl and Bachmann, distorts the wine flavor throughout fermentation, making it tastier and more refined. According to other studies, loud music in bars causes people to drink more and faster.
Music certainly has the ability to heal. According to science. Music therapy is both fascinating and necessary.
It is no surprise that it can restore the past in the elderly with dementia, in an expressive and progressing scene competent for shedding light even in the deepest parts of memory. Music captures and energizes us.
We all correlate music with different times or events in our lives. We all have an individual soundtrack that, when played, can transport us back in time, like the touch of that lengthy season, that song that was constantly playing on TV and appeared to follow you around…
Music transports us back to those times, allowing us to enjoy them over and over again. It unlocks all of our emotional doors, and stores them so that they are ready to overpower you at any time with the press of a “play” button.