5 Ways Music Makes You Better

  1. Music Brings Unity:


We all know that a good concert brings people together, but did you know that it unites your brain as well? Dr. Daniel J. Levitin notes that “musical activity involves nearly every region of the brain that we know about.”

  1. Expressing the Inexpressible:


Music is a complex language, and that language can be used to heal trauma. Music Therapy allows individuals to express and confront their trauma in a natural and safe way.

  1. Music Changes the Way we See the World:


One study showed that music identified as “happy” or “sad” affected listener’s perceptions of other people’s emotions.

  1. Music is Medicine:


One study found that stroke patients showed improved visual attention while listening to classical music.

  1. Good for the Heart:


A small test done at Massachusetts General Hospital found that patients with heart problems who had listened to music for 30 minutes had lower blood pressure, slower heart rates, and less distress.