5 things that Music interacts with in your Brain that increases your Brain Power
- SENSORY AND PERCEPTUAL: auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic
- COGNITIVE: symbolic, linguistic, reading
- PLANNING MOVEMENTS
- MOTOR: fine muscle and gross muscle coordination
- FEEDBACK AND EVALUATION OF BEHAVIOURS
- MOTIVATIONAL / HEDONIC: (pleasure)
Music Interacts with the Brain when :
- Making Music which Exercises The Whole Brain And Mind
- Making Music Can Strengthen Synapses In All Brain Systems
- Making Music Increases The Brain’s Capacity And Resources By Increasing The Strength Of Connections Among Its Neurons, Which Is A Neurobiological Fact
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The research of Dr. Frank Wilson – clinical professor neurology, UCLA has shown that involvement in music connects and develops the motor systems of the brain in a way that cannot be done by any other activity. In support of this, Dr. Wilson shared brain scan research studies which shows that music more fully involves brain function (both left and right hemispheres) than any other activities studied. Dr. Wilson feels these findings are so significant that it will lead to a universal understanding…that music is an absolute necessity for the total development of the brain and the individual.
Maltester found that increased instruction in music can lead to increased learning in mathematics.
Researchers at the University of Munster in Germany, 1998 reported that music lessons in childhood actually enlarge the brain. Some researchers also say that various musical compositions may have a certain mathematical precision. Mozart was obsessed with maths as a boy – even covering the wall of his house with figures and sums.
Neurological research has shown that pupils’ scores rise 27% on proportional maths and fractions tests, enhancement of spatial-temporal reasoning, soring 34% higher on puzzle-solving tests; i.e. listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major (K.448). It caused a subsequent enhancement in reasoning. It’s about how music can help us understand how the brain works and how music can enhance how we think, reason and create.
‘Keeping Mozart in Mind’: Dr. Gordon Shaw 1999
To utilize the right side of the brain, one must creatively produce in an activity such as music. He says that music is an independent, separate, unique form of intellect, a form of intellect through which man can communicate directly in its own inherent form…the complete man must have equal access to both domains of understanding (left and right brain) and this access has to include a creative activity such as the performance of music.
Achievement motivation as a factor in self-perception. Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities, pp. 245-248 17. Whitwell, D. (1977, June).