Music is a huge part of everyday life. We listen to it when we’re driving to school, doing homework, and other simple everyday tasks. According to an official survey by Audio-Technica, the average human will spend more than 13 years of their life listening to music, but how are you affected by the music you choose to listen to throughout those 13 years of your life?
For starters your music can, obviously, affect and show off your mood at the time. If you’re in a bad mood and are listening to hardcore rock music, your mood most likely won’t change. On the other hand, if you’re listening to Disney classics when in a foul mood, you might end up twisting that frown upside down. Going off of that, music can inspire the creativity regions of our brain. Apparently noise alone has proven to start up the creative side of the brain.
Most people have some sort of playlist on their phone or device that they listen to regularly. Of course everyone has their own music taste, but did you know that your favorite songs can help define your personality? According to Fast Company, there are several traits that many people who listen to specific genres share. You can go to this link to see what your playlist says about you, https://www.fastcompany.com.
Although music has been proven to help us with our reasoning skills it can significantly hurt our driving skills. Even though the 7 hour road trip to grandma’s house would be unbearable without your trusty tunes, but it can really distract us on the road. According to several studies, people who weren’t listening to music performed better on the road then those who were.
Lastly, music is really good for us physically and mentally. Different types of music have shown to help move couch potatoes into the great outdoors and can help us perform in different scenarios. Music is a huge part of the modern day lifestyle, and who knows what we would do without it. That’s one of the reasons Asheville Middle offers so many different music options, because AMS knows the scientific benefits music can give people of all ages.
Story by Fiona Austin