Music On The Brain

By: Clare Merryman

Music can be anything from a way to escape pain to simply a source of entertainment!

Creativity in the pure and undiluted form is the truest definition of music. Music is an important part of our lives as it is a way to express our feelings and emotions. While collecting data, majority of the students said that they used music as a source of relaxation. Anthony McGuire stated that he uses music as a “stress reliever”. Music isn’t, and doesn’t have to be used solely for entertainment and the improvement of your emotional state.
While interviewing Kylie McDaniel, she commented, saying ” listening to music can help me do my homework, my ability to understand what I am working on is greater”. There is a proven fact that music has the potential to improve your listening as well as your understanding. This is exactly why many students world wide choose to complete their homework wit back round music.
Research found that different participants who were instructed to attempt to improve their mood, actually did when they listened to up beat music. Those who selected to listen to different types, didn’t show the same levels of improvement. On the opposite hand, students who listened to sad music, didn’t actually use it to act as a “downer”, researchers concluded that this music assisted the individual, who was already feeling sad , deal with the emotions that were triggering the pain. They processed the feelings more productively.

Student Data:

Anthony McGuire
What genre of music do you primarily listen to? Rap, Hip-Hop
What does this music do for you? Stress reliever
When do you mostly listen to your favorite music? When I want to reflect on certain thoughts or emotions.
Does music play an important role in your life? Yes, I don’t think of why I listen to music, I just do.

Cole McDaniel
What genre of music do you primarily listen to? Rap
What does this music do for you? Pumps me up
When do you mostly listen to your favorite music? When I am on the move, or if I have free time. It doesn’t matter the mood I am in.
Does music play an important role in your life? Yes, its everything to everyone.

Carlos Cardosa
What genre of music do you primarily listen to? Spanish, Rap
What does this music do for you? It settles me down.
When do you mostly listen to your favorite music? Mostly I listen when I am mad, because it really relaxes me.
Does music play an important role in your life? Yes, it chills me out, and keeps my head focused.

Kylie McDaniel
What genre of music do you primarily listen to? Pop
What does this music do for you? It gets me excited because it is so up beat.
When do you mostly listen to your favorite music? Whenever I am stressed or working on my homework.
Does music play an important role in your life? Yeah, it releases my stress, and enhances my level of understanding.



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