MUSIC: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY.
Ever wondered what listening to music does to you?
Music, they say is the food of the soul… But food could also be harmful. Let’s take a look at the good, the great and gross effects of those songs you listen to everyday.
THE GOOD: It has been scientifically proven that music, being AN ORGANISED mixture of sounds, can be overly beneficial to the mental you. The regular beats, the pleasant sounds, the inspiring lyrics activate certain parts of the brain, thus also activating certain responsive abilities. The subconscious rhythmic nodding of the head, tapping of feet, humming etc being some of the external manifestations of such internal activation power of GOOD music.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease, being normally unable to control their irregular movements, become able to control their movements when they listen to music following the rhythm of the music. Similarly, patients with Alzheimer’s and certain frontal lobe disorders may resort to music as the only way of reaching their lost memories, temporarily, as the music can’t play forever.
Music also activates what neurologists call ‘neurogamy'( you know, that feeling you get when a thousand people are chorusing one song simultaneously). It’s magical!!! It’s almost like taking drugs! ( I didn’t say you should go and take ‘ganja’ o). Also, with different people reacting to different types of songs, music can create exciting or melancholic effect on people. The amazing power of music just cannot be over emphasized…
But, just like every other good thing, with all the benefits of music, wrong use can also be catastrophic.
THE BAD: ‘Modern Music’, as it is called, usually characterised by strong, irregular and staccato-cious beats (staccato is what will-I-am does, which Dbanj has been trying to fake) have deteriorating effects on people who are developing symptoms of Parkinson’s and other nervous disorders.
Also, the lyrics of songs have astonishing effects on our minds. Believe it or not, what you listen to regularly( or watch) makes you.
Listening to excessively loud music( with loudness of over 90 decibels) over a period of time can damage the mechanoreceptors present in your inner-ear causing partial or complete deafness.
THE UGLY: uhm… How else do you think you look when in the middle of an express way or a class with both ears blocked by ‘beats by Dre’?
Tips on listening to music:
– when using earpieces, give intervals of abt 10 minutes after every 1 hour of listening to allow your eardrums to recover.
– listen more to ragular beat music, with sensible lyrics (not 1 thousand repetitions of ‘fimile baby’ courtesy of KAS).
These facts are medically proven.
DISCLAIMER: This article isn’t meant to replace a doctor’s advice.