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Sad music makes us happy

Sad music makes us happy | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Minor music is sad, and major music is happy, right? It's never been that simple - and a new study sheds more light on the link between music and emotions"

 

"Listening to music that's seen as 'sad' might release positive emotions. According to a study by researchers in Tokyo, listeners perceived the sadness in sad music, but felt both sadness and pleasure when the music was played."

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Perhaps one can also conclude that "happy music" can possibly make you sad !

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Ironic? Amazing power of music to split our emotions positively.

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Music Is What Feelings Sound Like

Music Is What Feelings Sound Like | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Most of us absolutely love music. We are compelled by it. We are provoked by it. We are moved by it. We are inspired by it. We feel connected to it. It reflects something profound about who we are and our experience of the world. ......Music can help us express emotion that is hard to verbalize."

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As long they are not too loud otherwise they could prove to be quite disturbing!

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A healing therapy: Food for soul, music

A healing therapy: Food for soul, music | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
Shruti Saxena How about a prescription for ear soothing music to fight and overcome stress and diseases? Sounds great isn't it? Welcome to the world of music therapy. No matter if you have just had a break-up or have started with a new relationship, music is one element that fits in every situation of life. Then why not use it as a healing therapy? Victor Hugo has rightly said: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”.
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The versatility of music!

 

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Music cuts across cultures: Certain aspects of our reactions to music universal

Music cuts across cultures: Certain aspects of our reactions to music universal | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
Whether you are a Pygmy in the Congolese rainforest or a hipster in downtown Montreal, certain aspects of music will touch you in exactly the same ways.
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 There is an old saying 'Music Makes The World Go Round' !

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» How Music Heightens Our Experiences - World of Psychology

» How Music Heightens Our Experiences - World of Psychology | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Music has the capacity to heighten our daily experiences — to alter our emotional states, to enhance, transcend and inspire the present moment.

 

It’s certainly not a revelation that music affects our mood. A particular melody or lyrical narrative may trigger sadness, heartache, anger or other unpleasant emotions. (And I don’t like to run away from them; all emotions comprise the human experience.)"

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This article reiterates again the importance and influence of music in our everyday lives.

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How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
"Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time." "The repetition itself (How repetition enchants the brain and the psychology of why we love it in music
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Chanting also comes to mind!

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interconnectionss's curator insight, September 25, 2014 9:24 PM

So this is why I can remember every song I listen to, but everything I have learnt in my HSC seems like a vague, distant memory? 

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How music prevents organ rejection

How music prevents organ rejection | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
Music has a fundamental affect on humans. It can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, provide a distraction from pain, and improve the results of clinical therapy.

 

MUSIC: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=music

 


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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, August 7, 2014 12:48 PM

research from Japan on Mice - the only thing you need to know is this:


"They found that opera and classical music both increased the time before the transplanted organs failed, but single frequency monotones and new age music did not."


take that Yanni!


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Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain

Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

So what can music neuroscience teaches us about the brain?

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A lot.

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Could your musical taste define your partner?

"A study in the Psychology of Music sighted music as a good reflection of our values, which is why we are drawn to people with the same musical tastes. Researchers apparently think that rock correlates with rebelliousness and social behaviour, while pop is connected to values about conforming and traditional gender roles."

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As  Shakespeare said in Twelfth Night,  "If music be the food of love, play on" !

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Mood & Music | memolition

Mood & Music | memolition | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
... decide what to listen to. In addition to different tastes in music, there are times and places where it may not be appropriate to play something. The study shows that people agree that music changes with mood.
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Psychology of Music

The psychology of music rocks! The information in this video slideshow is taken from Goosebumps, Earworms And The Power of Music - chapter 7 of the Incredibl...
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A Great Source Of Information In The 'About Section' For Those Who Are Either Interested Or Those Who Wish To Learn More About  The 'Psychology Of Music'.

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Людмила Семенова's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:12 PM

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The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy

The Psychology of Music: Why Music Plays a Big Role in What You Buy | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

 

" There are three qualities of music that can influence buying behavior in a retail environment: tempo, volume and genre.  The individual effects we will see in each of these can be explained by Mehrabian and Russell’s model of pleasure-arousal-dominance (PAD). At its most basic level, this model posits that an environment can alter an individual’s mood and therefore behavior by altering levels of pleasure, arousal and/or dominance through different channels."

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I think the next time I go into a store which has background music it maybe wise to wear earplugs !

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Phillip Tijerina's curator insight, February 16, 2014 7:37 PM

This site has minimal credibility as it comes from a blog, even if it is a labs blog.

Lexi Gatling's curator insight, February 16, 2014 10:53 PM

I picked this article because I wanted to know if this was true or not, This articles talks about how three qualities in music influence you to buy merchandise, tempo,volume, and genre.

 

 

Pros:

The Pros of this article showed that playing upbeat music will prompt people to buy more things.

 

 

Cons:

Slow music caused customers to spend a significantly higher dollar amount on alcohol and spent more time eating while fast music led to a faster meal and shorter wait times for incoming patrons.



Playing slow music led to A) significantly more time spent in the store and B) a significant increase (32%) in gross product sales when compared to behavior when fast music was playing.

Nathan Hanson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:07 PM

This was an interesting topic on how different tempo, loudness and style effects customers in businesses the softer and slower it is. The more likely a customer is to buy more than if the music is higher paced or loud.   

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Why Some People See Sound

Why Some People See Sound | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Some people may actually see sounds, say researchers who found this odd ability is possible when the parts of the brain devoted to vision are small.

 

These findings points to a clever strategy the brain might use when vision is unreliable, investigators added."

 


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An experience to be remembered !

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This World's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:30 PM

Some colourful insights !

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“Music Tickles Our Mental Faculties”

“Music Tickles Our Mental Faculties” | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

".... Pinker was probably right when he wrote: 'I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of...our mental faculties.' Or, to express his idea less graphically: music affects our brains at specific places, thereby stimulating the production of unique substances that have a pleasurable effect on our mood."

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mmmm "auditory cheesecake", may I have another piece !

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The Psychology of Music in Restaurants

The Psychology of Music in Restaurants | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
In my experience, most restaurants play the wrong sort of music. While a lot of thought may have been given to the menu, the wine list, and the service, none whatsoever has been given to the music....
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As long as the music doesn't give me indigestion I can stomach most kinds of music while eating!

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How Music Affects and Benefits Your Brain

How Music Affects and Benefits Your Brain | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of music and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Music is such a big part of our lives, and we react to it in many ways without even realizing.
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Something which I experience everyday myself.

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Why we love repetition in music - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Why we love repetition in music - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon".

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Humans are often more comfortable with the more familiar and music is no exception it seems?

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Just a few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in life | Science Codex

Just a few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in life | Science Codex | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

Older adults who took music lessons as children but haven't actively played an instrument in decades have a faster brain response to a speech sound than individuals who never played an instrument, according to a study appearing...


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How Music Can Improve Memory

How Music Can Improve Memory | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
The best way to remember facts might be to set them to music.

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Yes, music can have many uses!

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Hugo V. Monteiro's curator insight, September 22, 2014 8:25 AM

Being a musician myself, I often say that songs are life-bookmarks, It will always trigger a remembrance (most often the same one, albeit it can trigger a specific time of your past living) every time you listen to it.

I've always used music as a bookmark for certain aspects of my life that I want to remember easily in the future.

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The Psychological Effect of Music

The Psychological Effect of Music | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"One of the facts about the operation of the mind that is not known to everyone is that everything that you hear or see programs your mind. The child who was constantly being called names like dumb or fool grows up thinking that he really is dumb. A person who was told that he can't succeed, whether by other people or himself, will never succeed and a person who always watches comedy movies will tend to be more optimistic."

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This article reinforces the power of positive thinking and how music can help.

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Why We Like Sad Music - New York Times

Why We Like Sad Music - New York Times | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"SADNESS is an emotion we usually try to avoid. So why do we choose to listen to sad music?


Musicologists and philosophers have wondered about this. Sad music can induce intense emotions, yet the type of sadness evoked by music also seems pleasing in its own way. Why? Aristotle famously suggested the idea of catharsis: that by overwhelming us with an undesirable emotion, music (or drama) somehow purges us of it".

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I suppose for some people 'sad music' can be comforting !

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How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions?

How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions? | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Music is becoming common on hotel websites, but does it really make us want to book a room?

A scientific study has come up with the answer: yeah, kinda. The journal Psychology of Music has published an article titled, "Congruency between instrumental background music and behavior on a website."

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Perhaps the moral of this article is to avoid listening to music whilst booking a hotel room !

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Why do people like listening to sad music when they're feeling down?

Why do people like listening to sad music when they're feeling down? | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

We spend most of our lives trying to be happy. And yet when we're feeling sad we put on a tear-jerker tune and wallow in our misery. Why?


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There are people I suppose who listen to 'sad music' even when they they are  'feeling happy', perhaps it brings some sense of comfort and makes them feel happier ?

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The Secret To A Really Good Groove

The Secret To A Really Good Groove | the psychology of music | Scoop.it
An ancient practice linked with physical and mental benefits -- such as an improved immune system, lower blood pressure and positive brain changes -- could also aid in a more cultural matter: really getting into music.
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A study which shows that 'mindfulness meditation' may actually enhance your engagement in music !

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Sad music makes us happy

Sad music makes us happy | the psychology of music | Scoop.it

"Minor music is sad, and major music is happy, right? It's never been that simple - and a new study sheds more light on the link between music and emotions"

 

"Listening to music that's seen as 'sad' might release positive emotions. According to a study by researchers in Tokyo, listeners perceived the sadness in sad music, but felt both sadness and pleasure when the music was played."

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Perhaps one can also conclude that "happy music" can possibly make you sad !

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:15 AM

Ironic? Amazing power of music to split our emotions positively.

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Psychological Effects of Music

"Psychological Effects of Music" - Adam Huntsman A short film about the effects that music can have on the brain and its functioning nature. All of the research..."

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This video demonstrates how music can influence and affect the human brain.

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melissa soriano's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:57 PM

Dopamine!

is a chemical in our brain that causes pleasure and satisfaction.

music is a wave of audio frequency and patterns that clash in your ear.

music is a release of an emotional reaction,  dopamine here gets released. music chemically makes us feel good this can be a reason why music is addictive!