Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science

Volume 10, Issue 1 (January 2020)

ISSN Print: 2160-5866   ISSN Online: 2160-5874

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The Positive Influence of Music on the Human Brain

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DOI: 10.4236/jbbs.2020.101005    876 Downloads   3,966 Views  Citations


In the past decade, with the rapid development of cognitive neuroscience and brain function detection technology, the relationship between music and brain has increasingly attracted the attention of neuroscientists. More and more research shows that the influence of music on people is not only emotional; it has a positive effect on brain development and cognitive development. Different states of the brain understand music in different ways, stimulating specific areas of the left and right hemispheres of the brain to evoke specific “music memories”, causing corresponding physiological changes. Music activities must be based on brain mechanisms and neural mechanisms to complete, and the most basic way of human brain and nervous system activity is communication and signal transmission between cells. In this paper, we explored the influence of music on the brain. We compared the differences in cognition and memory within a group of students with various academic performances. Through the test of color memory, the length of response time is used as a cognitive ability scale. The results showed that the experimental group performed better, confirming that listening to music can have certain positive effect on cognitive ability, specifically, improving memory. Listening to music could enhance the performance and reduce errors in the questions that the color of the word matched.

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Zhang, S. (2020) The Positive Influence of Music on the Human Brain. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 10, 95-104. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2020.101005.

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