The Psychological Effect of Music

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"One of the facts about the operation of the mind that is not known to everyone is that everything that you hear or see programs your mind. The child who was constantly being called names like dumb or fool grows up thinking that he really is dumb. A person who was told that he can’t succeed, whether by other people or himself, will never succeed and a person who always watches comedy movies will tend to be more optimistic."


playalongjon's insight:

This article reinforces the power of positive thinking and how music can help.


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Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain

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"So what can music neuroscience teaches us about the brain?  In  the YouTube video below,  Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute discusses just what music can reveal to us about the mind and the brain. He then goes on to explore just what brain science can subsequently teach us about music and how it affects the brain itself."

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Why We Like Sad Music - New York Times

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"SADNESS is an emotion we usually try to avoid. So why do we choose to listen to sad music?

Musicologists and philosophers have wondered about this. Sad music can induce intense emotions, yet the type of sadness evoked by music also seems pleasing in its own way. Why? Aristotle famously suggested the idea of catharsis: that by overwhelming us with an undesirable emotion, music (or drama) somehow purges us of it”.

 

playalongjon's insight:

I suppose for some people ‘sad music’ can be comforting !


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Could your musical taste define your partner?

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"A study in the Psychology of Music sighted music as a good reflection of our values, which is why we are drawn to people with the same musical tastes. Researchers apparently think that rock correlates with rebelliousness and social behaviour, while pop is connected to values about conforming and traditional gender roles."


playalongjon's insight:

As  Shakespeare said Twelfth Night,  “If music be the food of love, play on” !


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How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions?

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"Music is becoming common on hotel websites, but does it really make us want to book a room?

A scientific study has come up with the answer: yeah, kinda. The journal Psychology of Music has published an article titled, “Congruency between instrumental background music and behavior on a website.”

playalongjon's insight:

Perhaps the moral of this article is to avoid listening to music whilst booking a hotel room !


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Mood & Music | memolition

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… decide what to listen to. In addition to different tastes in music, there are times and places where it may not be appropriate to play something. The study shows that people agree that music changes with mood.


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Why do people like listening to sad music when they’re feeling down?

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We spend most of our lives trying to be happy. And yet when we’re feeling sad we put on a tear-jerker tune and wallow in our misery. Why?

playalongjon’s insight:

There are people I suppose who listen to ‘sad music’ even when they they are  ‘feeling happy’, perhaps it brings some sense of comfort and makes them feel happier ?


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"The psychology of music rocks! The information in this video slideshow is taken from Goosebumps, Earworms And The Power of Music - chapter 7 of the Incredibly Interesting Psychology Book ……"

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A Great Source Of Information In The ‘About Section’ For Those Who Are Either Interested Or Those Who Wish To Learn More About  The ‘Psychology Of Music’.

The Secret To A Really Good Groove

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An ancient practice linked with physical and mental benefits — such as an improved immune system, lower blood pressure and positive brain changes — could also aid in a more cultural matter: really getting into music.
playalongjon’s insight:

A study which shows that ‘mindfulness meditation’ may actually enhance your engagement in music !


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The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy

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There are three qualities of music that can influence buying behavior in a retail environment: tempo, volume and genre.  The individual effects we will see in each of these can be explained by Mehrabian and Russell’s model of pleasure-arousal-dominance (PAD). At its most basic level, this model posits that an environment can alter an individual’s mood and therefore behavior by altering levels of pleasure, arousal and/or dominance through different channels.”

playalongjon’s insight:

I think the next time I go into a store which has background music it maybe wise to wear earplugs !


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