10 reasons how (digital) music controls life

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1. Make you smarter. The Mozart effect proves that classical music activates the brain and affects cognition. Recent studies show though that any kind of music stimulates some regions of the brain responsible for memory, motor control, timing, and language. 2. Manage your pain. It reduces the sensation and distress for chronic and postoperative pain, even depression by at least 25 percent. Music is being used in hospitals to lessen medication during childbirth, even used as a complement to anaesthesia during surgery. 3. Speed up recovery for heart problems. We?re taking here about your physical heart, but music does help with a broken heart too. A Harvard study has shown it helps speed up the recovery from cardiac procedures. 4. Increase your EQ. Turn the music up. Emotional Quotient is significant to determine a person?s social skills, and music, among all forms of art, is said to influence EQ most. Music fires up emotions, but it also teaches the art of balancing it. 5. Boost productivity. According to a report in the journal of Neuroscience of Behavior and Physiology, persons recognize visual images, letters, and numbers faster when listen to rock or classical music in the background. 6. Combat fatigue. Upbeat music is an easy pick-me-upper, so drop that chocolate, and just turn the iPod on. Music can stamp out fatigue caused by exercise and monotonous work. 7. Motivate impulse buyers. Unplanned purchases are mostly prevalent when shopping in the company of background music. So, good thing, or bad? 8. Beat insomnia. Listen to relaxing music, like classical, 45 minutes before bedtime for much-needed restful sleep. This type of music improves sleep through muscle relaxation and distraction of thoughts. 9. Induce brain pleasure. The brain releases feel-good hormones that make us calm, happy, and responsive when loud music is playing. However, be extra cautious as this is not recommended for your eardrums. 10. Improve memory. Memories are processed faster when associated with music, which is why we still remember our sing-song lessons from kindergarten. Plus, it may help people suffering from Alzheimer?s remember more. ]]>

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