If your way of dealing with the sadness of a thunder is singing, you are not the only one and can even be beneficial for your health. It may seem counterproductive to listen to sad music when you feel bad, but new research shows that there is a scientific reason why we love to cry with our favorite heartbreaking songs.
In other words, crying while listening to sad songs really makes you feel better.
To conduct this study, the researchers asked participants to complete a survey on how often they heard music that caused chills, tremors in the spine and the desire to cry. Then, the researchers divided the participants into two groups: those who cried and those who suffered chills. All participants heard six songs that got an emotional response from them (three of which they chose themselves) and reported each time they felt their specific reaction: tears or chills.
When they felt any of these reactions, they were instructed to press a button and move the mouse on a screen to show how much pleasure they experienced while the researchers monitored their heart rate and any other signs of emotional arousal.
So the next time you feel a little sad for some reason, give yourself some time to lay down on the bed and yell at something that is in tune with your mood.
If you are one of those who cannot work without music, be careful, you may be listening to the wrong melodies.
Is forgetting hearing aids the worst thing that can happen to you at work? Then, sure you are one of those who cannot work without music, but be careful; you may be listening to the wrong melodies.
Multiple studies have supported the belief that listening to music is a source of creativity and concentration. What many do not know is that you must choose the right one, depending on the activity you are doing, otherwise it will make you less productive.
Music Makes The Performance Of Some Tasks Worse
In one study participants were asked to memorize a series of numbers and letters in the order they were viewed on a screen, this task had better results when the volunteers did it in silence. Those who did it with background music had a worse performance, regardless of whether the melody liked it or not.
According to the researchers, listening to music and performing a task produces the? Irrelevant sound effect? Known in English as irrelevant sound effect? That comes from the attempt to process two sources of information at the same time (the task and the sound.)
What About Creative Tasks And Music?
When it comes to creative processes, having your favorite melodies in the background may be the best thing to develop successfully and maximize your productivity.
You must take into account then that playing music helps or hinders performance, depending on the task you are playing. When it comes to work that involves the memorization of information, it is recommended to do it in silence and when it comes to comprehension reading, instrumental or quiet music is recommended, which does not contain lyrics.
On the other hand, if your work involves creative activities, listen to music, especially if it’s the one you like? It can favor your creative flow and improve your skills.