Music has been found to impact brain function and human behavior in various capacities. This includes reducing stress, pain and symptoms of depression as well as improving cognitive and motor skills, spatial-temporal learning and neurogenesis, which is the brain’s ability to produce neurons.
Turns out, whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, hip-hop or classical, your gray matter prefers the same music you do. So it depends on your personal background! For a while, researchers believed that classical music increased brain activity and made its listeners smarter, a phenomenon called the Mozart effect. Not necessarily true. In recent studies, they’ve found that people with dementia respond better to the music they grew up listening to. Playing someone’s favorite music makes different parts of the brain light up. This means memories associated with music are emotional memories, which never fade out — even in patients in diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
The largest collection, anywhere on the internet, of scientific studies on the benefits of both listening to music and receiving music education, with over 200 studies categorised, summarised and linked to the original sources
The historical origin of the musical genres we know and love today, along with how classical music is crucial to many music types through its establishment of musical theory.
Written by: LionafriQ Team