1. Music makes you happy
Of course it is common knowledge that music can make us feel good. Music can effect hormones, encourage the production of cortisol, testosterone, and oxytocin. Music can even trigger a release of endorphins - 'feel good'chemicals which occur naturally in the brain. This effect was seen by Zbigniew Kucharski at the Medical Academy of Warsaw who studied how music effected the feelings of dental patients. Those who listened to music had 5X fewer negative feelings than those without!
2. Music relieves stress and anxiety
A study published in the journal of Depression and Anxiety showed that listening to relaxing music for an hour has the same effect as getting an hour long massage!
3. Music heals you
Did you know there are music therapy options in many hospitals? and a positive link has been found for those suffering from things like autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Tourette's. Music can also help heal other ailments by stimulating certain areas of the brain which speed up healing and increase optimism.
4. Music protects you
Dr. Mike Miller of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore used high-tech imaging to measure blood vessel size while listening to music. He found that the lining of the blood vessel relaxed and opened up. It also produced chemicals that help protect the heart. There is a catch here. It has to be music the person enjoys!
5. Music can make you smarter
Gordon Shaw and Frances Rauscher from the University of California at Irvine decided to study the Mozart effect. It turned out that those who listened to Mozart had an improvement on the Stanford-Binet IQ test. There are a lot of people who have latched onto the use of music to improve intelligence. For instance, Zell Miller, who was the governor of Georgia, decided to provide every baby born there with classical music. What a wonderful way to start people off with a love of music!
6. Brainwave entrainment is not a modern discovery
Brainwave entrainment was discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839, who discovered the effect of playing two different frequencies into each ear. This technology was further progressed in 1973 by Dr, Gerald Oster who has recently been accredited with its discovery.
7. Brainwave entrainment can reduce anger and irritability
By tuning the brainwave rhythms of the person to specific frequencies, people can experience specific emotional and cognitive outcomes. e.g. 6.5 Hz - This frequency is said to be perfect for reducing anger and irritability, as well as accelerated learning, increased memory retention and even mental and astral projection.
8. Brainwave entrainment increases your brain's processing power
Listening to brainwave entrainment builds new neural pathways which encourages new dendritic growth within the brain. As these dendrite fibers grow, they increase the surface area available for receiving incoming information. Therefore the more dendrites the brain has at its disposal, the more quickly and smoothly your brain can process information.
9. Brainwave entrainment can counteract the effects of aging
The more you listen to brainwave entrainment, the more the dendrites grow on an ongoing basis. This allows your brain to operate at its full potential rather than only using a portion of its potential. Long term benefits can counteract the debilitating effects of aging.
10. Brainwave entrainment helps you reach extraordinary levels of performance
Another major benefit of brainwave entrainment includes the balancing of the brain's electrical activity - whole brain functioning. As various parts of your brain start to work together, neural pathways begin to fire more rapidly. This can help your brain to reach extraordinary levels of performance and higher thinking ability, which in turn produces intense creativity, clarity and inspiration.