Every time you listen to a piece of music, you’re actually giving yourself a deep, full-brain workout.
Anyone who has heard a song they love knows that the feeling is unlike any other. Neurological research into music comprehension has glimpsed why that might be. A song starts with your ears and ends with the music resonating in some way through all four of the brain’s major lobes, producing reactions throughout the body, evoking emotions and memory. Looking more closely at the pathways music takes through the brain only reveals why it’s played such a powerful role in human life for so long.
That was an excerpt from a great Here’s What Happens Inside Your Brain When You Listen to Music by Tom Barnes Twitter @hotchiligumbo
So, if we needed PROOF that music is GOOD for us, there it is.
I say, it’s important and loving to share that goodness!
May I suggest we skip the traditional fare for some HEALTHIER gift options such as concert tickets, or gift certificates to a great venue, or a CD…even a single download! I have been known to randomly send a single track via iTunes to a fellow entrepreneur to celebrate the completion of a project or to encourage a new start up. Tenacity by sax recording artist Paul Taylor is an example of one that I consider an entrepreneur/musician/artist’s “theme” song. There are other tracks I send to friends to commemorate a life event or to cheer them on – I call it “a random act of music“. I find it fun to match songs and lyrics to life events. It’s also a super way to introduce your favourite artists to those you love.
Let’s support the music, musicians, and venues we love by giving the gift of music this season and a full brain workout!