Music arouses the emotions, though we often don’t know why or how. This week I’ve been watching imagine’s look at How Music Makes Us Feel. It’s an insight into how musicians and singers feel about the music they create as well as the response from others, from the cradle to the grave.
The emotional response remains a mystery, with no clear reasons as to why styles of music affect us in different ways, though a few scientists do try to explain the latest thinking. But it’s true about the experience. How music can lift the spirits when doing mundane tasks – the housework always gets completed quicker with music in the background – and it can help to tap into distant memories or sum up what’s happening in the moment.
How does music make you feel?
Photo: renjith krishnan
So how do babies extinctly know how to move to the latest beats and what makes people suffering from dementia come out of their shell when they hear music and singing? I don’t know the answer but it’s marvellous to see the reaction of these two sets of people – a lovely insight into human nature.
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