People who regularly listen to music tend to experience a higher degree of happiness and lower levels of stress and despair than the general population.
Let’s take a Deeper Look at this Research
Those are certainly auspicious outcomes. This 20-minute online poll does have its caveats, though. For one, it only comprised 3,185 US adults aged 18 and above, which is a relatively small sample size when extrapolated to the entire population of the United States (now estimated at 328,000,000).
Maintains Robust Neural Connections
How, therefore does music boost morale, aid in education, increase brain activity, raise the standard of living, and make people happier? The reason is that music may stimulate so many different parts of the brain that it helps maintain pathways and networks essential for a variety of functions, including but not limited to: health, learning, cognition, happiness, and satisfaction with life.
Break a Leg and have Fun
In what ways do you use music in your daily routine? To that end, it’s a simple process. While the most excellent cognitive benefits were seen in individuals who listened to music actively, the AARP study also indicated positive effects for those who listened to music largely as background—feeling down? Turn on some upbeat music to perk yourself up.