There are many of us who enjoy listening to music and who find it very soothing in both happy times and dark times. Research in this area already shows the positive impact of music on our brains and our moods overall. Whether it’s rock, blues, or opera, the amazing benefits are there and we just can’t get enough of them. And it doesn’t really matter if you listen to music while working, jogging, or live music at a concert as long as it makes you happy. But did you ever wonder what else music does to you and to your perception? Recent studies tell us that the music you listen to can change the way you see the world!
How Music Alters Our Mood and Emotions
So what is it about music that is so special? Well, we now know that it alters the way we perceive reality and the world around us. And that is quite powerful. You probably noticed how listening to a happy tune can make you feel more cheerful all of a sudden. Yes, this is the power of music!
But you may have also noticed how when you play a sad song, you feel more gloomy. Music can change your state of mind and this in turn changes the way we perceive things and people that surround us.
The studies that were conducted recently in the Netherlands at the University of Groningen showed that after listening a happy song, people perceive happier faces around them with more ease. So they actually see things in a brighter better light. Whereas a sad or darker song can make you spot sadder faces faster. Incredible, isn’t it?
What we see around us is usually very much in line with how we feel and how we feel is influenced a lot by the songs we listen to. So next time you choose your playlist, pick whatever music you feel is aligned with your emotions. That music you choose will actually reinforce your mood.
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