Every day our society is exposed to music. Watching television, grocery shopping, eating at a favorite restaurant, at one time or another everyone is exposed to music. The music we are being exposed to actually affects our everyday lives. It is around us all of the time in our everyday lives, it is used as a therapy, a tool, a marketing trick, and to some people it is an emotional outlet. Musicaffects mood, behavior, and health and many other aspects in our lives; it is a key component in life .
As an interest fact that proves the importance of the music in our everyday lives is the story that links Albert Einstein with music. Albert Einstein is recognized as one of the smartest men who has ever lived. A little known fact about Einstein is that when he was young he did extremely poor inschool. His grade school teachers told his parents to take him out of school because he was "too stupid to learn" and it would be a waste of resources for the school to invest time and energy in his education. The school suggested that his parents get Albert an easy, manual labor job as soon as they could. His mother did not think that Albert was "stupid". Instead of following the school'sadvice, Albert's parents bought him a violin. Albert became good at the violin. Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein himself says that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin. He loved the music of Mozart and Bach the most. A friend of Einstein, G.J. Withrow, said that the way Einstein figured out his problems andequations was by improvising on the violin.
Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is intrinsic to all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.
Of course, music can be distracting if it's too loud or too jarring, or if it competes forour attention with what we're trying to do. But for the most part, exposure to many kinds of music has beneficial effects in mood and behavior, learning and memory and health of people.
Music and learn
The power of music to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart's music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activate both parts of the brain, the left and right sides. Thesimultaneous left and right parts of the brain action maximize learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Also, activities which engage both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an instrument or singing, causes the brain to be more capable of processing information. Recent studies on theeffect of the music on the learning process have concentrated on different aspects of learning, ranging from reading comprehension to writing ability, from mathematics problem solving to on-task-performance in science classrooms, and mainly listening a especial type of music, the most important effect are two:
• The music can make you smarter "Neurological evidence proves that listening to Mozartcan raise your IQ" . Listening to music can help people filter out distractions as well as encouraging them to focus and study. Classical music is usually the top choice by experts for raising IQ but the argument could be made for any music as long as it is a benefit to your study habits instead of something that hinders you. Almost everyone has heard that if you are exposed to classical music inthe womb you're more likely to be a genius. There are music classes offered for newborn children to continue their learning through music. Hopefully all is not lost for those in college who wish to boost their IQ by listening as well.
• The music can improve your creativity, writer’s block is often said to be cured by a session of music listening. Somehow listening to others creativity causes us...
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