“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
? Albert Einstein
German-born theoretical physicist
According to a post on huffington post, surgeons play music while operating 62-72% of the time. Roughly 80 percent of operating room staff say that music benefits cooperation between team members reduces anxiety levels and improves efficiency. Research has also suggested that music may improve surgeons' task focus. Doctors are not the only professionals using music as a comforting and encouraging agent in their fields.
Music boasts soldiers with vigour, calm the chaotic brains of artists and offers inspirations to scientists and researchers. Music is a universal language and is known to be there since the beginning of the human race. It is considered an important part of a civilization and carried forward from generations. From national anthems to folk songs to lullabies, all are music entwine.
Music is so important that even neuroscience and psychology have a separate stream for its study on our brain, called the neuroscience of music and music psychology respectively. They aim to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience, including the processes through which music is perceived, created, responded to, and incorporated into everyday life. They study how music can aid in overall brain development. Music has become an integral part of lives, and we often forget how beneficial music is, especially for our mental health.
According to neuroscientists from the University of Southern California, music appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception, and reading skills. These, in turn, helps a child to have an overall brain growth. We all know that sounds attract the attention even of infants and pleasant music can even calm them. If we observe we may notice that there are myriads musical toys for kids of all ages. Schools have music classes, and even the A B C D is easy to learn and remember to live with music in it. Isn’t it amazing how well, we all still know our ABCD song by heart?
As we age, music becomes our friend, a party song, a memory lane, an old love and much more. At every level, it heals and strengthens us. The studies show that music can actually slow the aging brain cells. It can magnify memory and aids in fostering intellectual abilities in students. Despite all these benefits, how many of us intentionally make music part of our daily lives? When was the last time we listened to an old melody or a classical tune? If it has been long, pour a cup of tea, play your favourite song and introduce your kids with a new and healthy habit.
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