How The Human Brain Processes That Information It Affects The Listeners?

989 Words Aug 13th, 2016 4 Pages
When using music as a main means of communication and carrier of information it is important to understand how it affects the listeners. Exploring how the human brain processes that information gives interesting insights and valuable intelligence on how the listeners might be affected by the music they listen to. This type of research often gives information which even the listeners themselves might not be aware of.
A researcher from the University of Montreal, Robert Sartori (2015), interviewed for the BBC Radio 3 documentary “Why music?” (2015) talks about what part of the brain we use when we listen to music. He explains that in fact music does engage many of the mechanisms that we have in the brain. Listening to music would activate the auditory system, which is obvious because music is sound after all. However, listening to music will also activate the memory system. This happens because listening to music quite often reminds us of something. Music would certainly activate the emotion system and what scientists call the reward system in the brain. It might also engage the system which is related to attention because listening to music we might pay attention to certain lines of the music. If the music we are listening to has words, that would also involve the language system in our brains. The music experience engages a big part of the human nervous system and that is part of what makes it both interesting and challenging. Moreover, listening to music might enable the…

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