Music and the Brain
What do we know about Music and the Brain? How does the brain show the effects of musical intervention? Can the frequencies and emotions produced by music create new synapses?
If you want to dig a little bit, here is a crazy example of what our brains do when we hear music.
Research shows that music helps language development. And with a scanning mechanism called “functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (fMRI), we now understand that the whole brain is a music center. Neuroscientist Robert Zatorre states that “there isn’t a cognitive function that doesn’t somehow pertain to music. People have realized that music really does serve as a gateway into understanding human cognition.” (The Power of Music, Elena Mannes, 2011).