The question has been asked, “Does repeated sounds work magic in our brains?” There are many scientific studies done to try and determine if music can help to improve someone’s brain activity. Researchers have found that repeated sounds in music may stimulate the left side of our brain, responsible for memory and movement, while the right side of our brain is responsible for hearing. This is good news for all of us out there listening to music.
Now, what makes music so good at engaging our brains in this manner? It seems that music stimulates a region in the brain called the auditory cortex. This part of the brain is connected to the subconscious mind, where all of our memories reside. So when this part of our brain is stimulated, we tend to remember things better and have better concentration, which can be helpful.
You might be thinking, “How can music be making my brain work better?” The answer is music. The repetitive sounds in music stimulate a specific section of our brain. We all know people that listen to music for hours at a time. Usually, after they’ve finished the music, they go straight to sleep.
If you’ve ever experienced music hypnotism, then you know that hypnotic induction is nothing more than using certain repeated sounds to get the brain to do something it’s not accustomed to. For example, the sound of rainfall could induce you to wet your lips or even shake your head. Most of us had used this technique at least once when we were younger. There are many other ways to use music in sound therapy. For example, music is often used to soothe and calm people when they’re having a difficult day.
The goal is to use music therapy to make people experience a state of relaxation. For example, people have used music to calm angry children, frustrated business people, and upset parents. This technique is even becoming more popular in hospitals. Some doctors will play recorded music in the operating room during an operation. This is a good way to calm down a patient before they undergo surgery.
It’s been documented that piano music has helped people with depression. Research is still being done on the effectiveness of music in sound therapy. However, the results are undeniable. Repeated sounds working their magic in our brains can help us get rid of some of life’s little dramas.