Below is some of the major reason why music acts as a vaccination for the human brain:
- Mozart for health and happiness: We all have heard about the “Mozart Effect”, a popularized versions of the hypothesis, which suggest that “listening to Mozart makes you smarter” or that early childhood exposure to classical music has a beneficial effect on mental development as well as happiness.
- Improves Emotional Intelligence: Studies have proven that listening to music strengthens the right-hemisphere of the brain and literally changes the structure. Studies have found that people who listen to music are generally smarter and have more emotional intelligence than those who don’t.
- It increases the performance: We generally assume that learning a musical instrument can be beneficial for kids, but it’s actually useful in more ways than we might expect. One study showed that children who had more musical instrument training performed better than those who didn’t learn an instrument skills.
- Better verbal and non – verbal reasoning skills: Musically trained kids are tested better on vocabulary and nonverbal reasoning skills, which involve understanding and analyzing visual information, such as identifying relationships, similarities and differences between shapes and patterns.
- It refines discipline and patience: It is believed that kids taking musical lessons or learning an instrument teaches them to have patience and disciple, as you have to wait for your turn to play otherwise, the sound will be mess.
- It heal disharmonies in speech: It is speculated that when kids cycle between singing and speaking, the melodic contour and continuous voicing enable the right hemisphere to vocalize words and phrases, creating a kind of language-smuggling -Trojan horse.
- Improves spatial-temporal reasoning: Ms Nicole M. Charara, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Psychology in Singapore said: “Studies have shown that classical music targets the part of the brain that stimulates spatial-temporal reasoning, which is useful in solving math problems.”
It’s very important to choose the right kind of music for your kids.
Note: All the researchers say that the music must be soothing for the eras, as loud music sometimes distracts the kids and can even increase pulse rate.