- Music in the head, music in the body
The power of music
The positive aspects of the music affect many areas of life. But where is the origin of this phenomenon sitting? The fact is that man processes all the charms of the outside world in the brain, so also the musical stimuli. The temporal lobes in the cerebral cortex are responsible for the music enjoyment. And from there it goes on – the music is distributed, so to speak throughout the body. Even if diseases and impaired body functions prevent the unrestricted music enjoyment of a person, the music penetrates in some partial areas.
Music in the head, music in the body
Why do some people sing and do not hear? Although these people have a healthy hearing, they can not reproduce sound consequences and rhythms correctly, neither instrumental nor vocal. The dysmusia or amusie is innate, but can also be caused by a stroke. The connection between the right frontal and temporal lobe in the brain is weakened. The frontal lobe is responsible for musical responsible, the temporal lobe for speaking.
Reaction to dissonance
Nevertheless, people with Dysmusia react to the friction and overlay of neighboring tones. Unpleasantly sounding music such as dissonances are perceived, because US researchers found that only the vibration pattern of a chord decides whether we feel harmonies as pleasant or unpleasant. So the musical perception of people with amusie is not completely impaired.
The effective benefit of dissonances
Why do these dissonant sounds create an unpleasant feeling?
The ear can not process this near each other oscillations. The combined wave is alternately louder and quieter, which the Hörnev feels an unpleasant frictional feeling. The film music operates on this phenomenon to produce tension and to submerge creepy scenes through dissonant chords and sound consequences. This creates dissonant sounds goose bumps.
People who suffered a stroke and can not speak anymore are still able to sing a melody. The neurologist Oliver Sacks reports in his book with the title ‘Musicophilia’ from patients whose reference to music was lost.
The clinical pictures are different, the edited topics diverse.
Absolute hearing, earworms, synesthesia, perception disorders and also epilepsy and Alzheimer.
Music forms the brain
Professional musicians have more nervous substance in the auditory, motorized, visual spatial cerebral areas and in the cerebellum. In addition, the bar is greater with you, which connects both brain halves together.
The more often musicians practice and the sooner they have started music in their lives, the greater this beam is. There are already a few minutes to train the brain. The auditory cortex – the earrings – is activated when you already introduce yourself a melody.