If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout. Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.

What music benefits the brain?

The researchers believe the type of music is important and recommend relaxing music, such as classical or smooth jazz. Other studies have found that listening to enjoyable music can improve memory and learning. This may be because music’s repetitive nature helps our brains to form patterns that improve our memories.

Can music grow brain cells?

“Music may increase neurogenesis in the hippocampus, allowing production of new neurons and improving memory,” Yonetani says.

Does music increase IQ?

Exposure to the right kind of music and sounds in these years helps to develop a higher IQ in the teenage years – this, in turn, helps the child to get better grades in school, better years, helps develop memory. Music helps to develop verbal memory, reading skills, and mathematical skills.

Can music heal brain cells?

Biomedical researchers have found that music is a highly structured auditory language involving complex perception, cognition, and motor control in the brain, and thus it can effectively be used to retrain and reeducate the injured brain.

What music benefits the brain?

The researchers believe the type of music is important and recommend relaxing music, such as classical or smooth jazz. Other studies have found that listening to enjoyable music can improve memory and learning. This may be because music’s repetitive nature helps our brains to form patterns that improve our memories.

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About the Author

While living in a residential meditation and yoga ashram from 1999 to 2013, Leon devoted his life to the study and practice of meditation.
He accumulated about 15,000 hours of practice over many longer immersion retreats, including hours of silent meditation, chanting, prostrations, and mantra.
While participating in a "meditation marathon," he once sat in meditation for 40 hours straight. More importantly, he fell in love with meditation during this time.

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