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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

Nice article of Beth Cooper on fastcompany.com. “You’re probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative ideas, here is how the tunes you are playing affect how your brain works.”

In her blog she describes how music can affect you by the following subjects:

1. Happy/sad music affects how we see neutral faces

2. Ambient noise can improve creativity

3. Our music choices can predict our personality

4. Music can significantly distract us while driving (contrary to common belief)

5. Music training can significantly improve our motor and reasoning skills

6. Classical music can improve visual attention

7. One-sided phone calls are more distracting than normal conversations

8. Music helps us exercise

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