A study was conducted to track patient’s ratings of their own anxiety. Before undergoing a surgery, they were randomly assigned to listen to music or take antianxiety pills.
The Outcome: Patients who listened to music had less anxiety compared to those who took pills.
Music has been an integral part of the human lifestyle from a long time.
Effects of Music on the Mental State
Feeling depressed, gloomy or inadequate? Soothing music can help you. Depression reduces brain activity and hampers the mind’s ability to plan and carry out tasks. Lack of the neurotransmitter Serotonin, results in a depressed state of mind. Soothing musical notes help increase the Serotonin levels of the brain, thus alleviating mental depression. Natural musical notes are known to make the mind alert.
The Rolling Stones are a British rock band that has existed a long time by any scale, with a career now spanning five ten-year periods. The band has both figured out ways to stay relevant and been extremely consistent. The vitality and passion present on a Rolling Stones vinyl from the classic rock era is still to be found on a CD offering from the last ten years. The unit still quickly sells out shows on its comprehensive world tours. It is the nearest thing to a rock institution that exists.
Having banded together at the beginning of the 1960’s, the Stones found themselves able to take advantage of the British Invasion phenomenon to gain a following worldwide. The discrepancy between the Stones and the majority of groups in the movement, though, was that their sound, from the get-go, was highly influenced by blues and R&B. In the middle years of the decade, they were using a combination of rock, jazz, and folk. They proceeded to try out psychedelia for the timeframe of a single release before moving back to a bluesier sound, although this was tinged with more country and pure rock than their initial sound.