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Kevin Widjaja

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Transcript of Music

Kevin Widjaja
Mr. Pezzelato
AMC 201 C

How Music Affects your Brain
Music in Everyday Life
Ever since the beginning of time, music has been embedded in life.

Music has a giant impact on the way people
act, think, and live.
Development of Music
in Our Everday Lives

Music has become a daily fixture in our lives, thanks to all of the technology advances the past few years.
What once was the ancient cassette tapes, to the walkman, to the CD player, which turned into an MP3 player, and now Apple's iPod, listening to our iPhones on earphones nowadays is just a tiny accessory in our lives that no one ever thinks twice about...
Cassette Tape
Sony's Walkman
Table of Contents
Music In Our Daily Lives
The Development of Music
Interesting Facts About Music Education
Music Therapy
Reducing Stress
Immune System Boosters
Enchancing Exercise
Increasing Creativity
Interesting Facts

Children who participate in music lessons often have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than those who do not participate in music lessons.
Music is as important to the brain, as exercise is to the body. Music trains the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to recognize different pitches and tones.
Interesting Facts (cont'd)
Kevin Widjaja
Mr. Pezzelato
The Importance Of Music In Our Lives
The Mozart Effect
Studying music helps the brain to understand speech in a noisy environment.
Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who often lose focus with a lot of noise around them could benefit greatly from music lessons.
Here are 11 Interesting Facts about Music Education
Children who learn a musical instrument often do better in school, work better in groups, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school and pursue further education.
Interesting Facts (cont'd)
Stats have shown that secondary students who participate in a music group at school reporte the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
Interesting Facts (cont'd)
Schools that provide music programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate while schools who don't provide a music education average only a 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.
Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts is closely correlated to high earnings.
Interesting Facts (cont'd)
According to Columbia University's studies, students who study arts work better with their teachers, peers, have higher self-esteem and are often better at expressing themselves and their ideas.
Interesting Facts (cont'd)
Elementary school children who participate in in music lessons show better brain development and memory improvement within a year than children who don't receive any musical training.
Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, to make it easier for a musical student to pick up a second language.
Music Therapy
Music has been known to have such positive effects on listeners, that doctors have been using it as medicine called Music Therapy.
This therapy is known to speed up the recovery process of patients.
Listening to relaxing or stimulating music has the ability to accelerate the recovey process for most patients
Music Therapy
The only problem with this
kind of therapy is that it
depends on the patient's
response to it, meaning this
isn't the first kind of therapy
to turn to for recovery,
but it is merely supplementary.
Increasing Creativity
Music can also be a spark that can get someone's creativity juices flowing.
Since music travels to both the left and right side of the brain, it can help create inspiration to an idea that might been a little elusive.
Increasing Creativity
Listening to music can help most artists achieve a certain creativity or think of an idea that they would not have been able to on their own.
Reducing Stress
The right kind of soothing music will decrease stress by lowering the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
The most important thing is that you enjoy the music, because when you enjoy the music, you're more relaxed.
Reducing Stress
Soothing music can be really helpful in a patient's recovery, by decreasing stress and making them feel better.
Immune System Boosters
Dance music boosts your immune system
This may be because listening to music makes the brain release a natural painkiller called endorphins.
Stress reduction also has a big impact in this idea.
Enhancing Exercise
Music is already known for making exercise more fun and less painful, but there is more to that idea.
Upbead, fast-tempo music helps take your mind off the pain and hurting muscles, and acts like a point of focus.
The human body has the tendency to move same time with synchronized sounds around it.
Music is often like a legal drug for athletes because listening to music while exercising can increase endurance by up to 15%. Music reduces the amount of effort we think we are putting in.
Enhancing Exercise
Music is very good at decreasing anxiety and help you stay calm when under pressure.
Music helps you to keep your mind off your the stress and just relax.
Task Performance
Task Performance
Because music can change very quickly change the mood and motivate a listener, it can have a large effect on their performance.
This is not to say that music automatically gives the listener a more positive attitude, but what it does do, is make an activity less stressful, and more fun.
The Mozart Effect
The "Mozart Effect" has been researched for decades. It is the idea that children who listen to Mozart songs are more intelligent.
The theory started in 1988, when neurobiologist Gordon Shaw saw that our nerve cells and another predisposed groups of cells helped to adopt certain specific firing patterns and rhythms.
Gordon Shaw
The Mozart Effect
Studies now show that listening to Mozart's music helps with short term memory, specifically in gernerating solutions such as in math, science, engineering etc.
How Does Music
Do This?
Listening to music helps to trigger the parts of the brain that have to do with spatial reasoning.
This increase in spatial reasoning though, only lasts less than 15 mintues.
No matter the socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math
standardized exams.
Music has and always has had a giant impact on humans.
From the ancient cassette tape to the new apple iPods, music will continue to effect everyone for the better.
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