Listening to music can be fun, but can it make you healthier? Music can be a source of pleasure, but research shows that it has other psychological benefits as well. It is not uncommon to believe that music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
If you have the experience of feeling energized and motivated by listening to your favorite music, or shedding tears when you hear an emotional piece, then you can well understand the power of music to influence your mood.
But the psychological effects of music can be far more powerful and far-reaching than you might think. Music therapy is a therapeutic intervention that is sometimes used to improve mental health, help the patient overcome stress and increase general health. Some people even believe that your taste in music can provide a perspective on different aspects of your personality.
Music can calm the mind, energize the body, and even help manage pain better. But what are the other potential benefits of listening to music?
Improve cognitive function
Research shows that playing music as a background can enhance one’s performance in tasks that require understanding and familiarity when one is engaged in and focused on another activity. Studies of fast-paced music downloads speed up work and processing, and fast-paced, slow-paced music can boost memory.
This time, if you are going to do something, it is better to play background music to improve your mental performance. Of course, we recommend that you go for non-verbal tracks so that your focus is not disturbed by poetry and words.
It has been said for years that music can help reduce and manage stress. Listening to soft and soothing music can be an effective way to overcome stress, and this is something that science has proven. In a 2013 study, participants were identified in one of the conditions before being exposed to stress and then tested for psychosocial stress. Some people listened to relaxing music, others to the sound of small water waves, and still others to no auditory stimuli. The results showed that listening to music has an effect on the human response to stress, especially on the autonomic nervous system. People who listened to soothing music were able to recover more quickly after being exposed to stress.
One of the most amazing psychological effects of music is that it can be a useful tool in weight loss. If you are trying to lose weight, listening to music while dimming the environment can help you achieve your goal. Studies show that people who ate in light-lit restaurants where light music was played ate 18 percent less than those who ate in other restaurants. Why? Researchers have found that music and light help to create calmer conditions, so that people feel more relaxed and eat more slowly, and are therefore more aware of their satiety time.
You too can try to play soft music at home while eating and create a calmer, slower and more conscious atmosphere.
A brief biography of Bahram Mahoor
Mahoor with real name Bahram Mahoor Hansen Born on July 22, 1963.
Mahoor is a Persian and Norwegian, singer and musician with a long background in pop and classical music.
He was born in Mashhad, Iran, and ever since he was a small child, he was captured by the world of music. From a young age, he lived and studied abroad. During his travels, he always continued his education in theoretical music, solfege, and various musical instruments such as piano, guitar, and accordion. In addition to music, his studies included criminology along with time in Japan where as a young adult, he apprenticed under masters of Aikido and learned the art of the Samurai sword.