We know music can profoundly affect us, whether you're the type who gets weepy at a classical performance or kicks a child at a metal show. But what exactly is going on in our brains when that happens? This cartoony infographic from the University of Florida breaks it down, from the ear to the brain. It also includes some interesting notes about the correlation between brainwaves and emotions. Low beta waves, for example, are associated with concentration and alertness, while alpha waves are associated with relaxation and daydreams.
But maybe take some of this stuff with a grain of salt: Taking a class on music education isn't necessarily going to improve your SAT scores, even if picking up the trombone is correlated with bubbling in the right answers.
What is this getting at? What story is it trying to tell? What agenda is it pushing?
Facts for the sake of facts?
Then why take the time to make it?
To promote the anti-music lobby?
Then it's misleading and dishonest because it doesn't account for non-music related brain affect. Plenty of countries pride themselves on their anti-music laws....but have they really done anything to reduce overall brain affect?
This chart is to incite emotions in people, not promote rational discussion of the issues.
What the heck? I was going to share this until halfway down it turned into an ad for the university of florida.
Very interesting article. That's pretty cool how music affects your amotions.
...So this is just an ad?? Bummer!
+1 to jordan314 and THX-7813. I was hoping that there might be an explanation of what types of music elict the various brain waves, not a an ad...