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www.reference.com/article/music-affect-brain-ede2fc5112930457

Music stimulates various areas of the brain, which can affect how a person feels and affect the person's ability to focus in many types of learning. Author Daniel Levitin and a group of scientists at Stanford have known that music affects not only the older parts of the...

www.reference.com/article/part-brain-music-affect-d836e51c4dcae435

Initially, a person's temporal and frontal lobes begin processing the sounds of music when a song begins to play, with brain cells deciphering melody, rhythm and pitch. Many researchers believe most activity concerning music happens in the brain's right hemisphere, whil...

www.reference.com/article/reading-affect-brain-819847d538d10b8f

Reading enhances connectivity in the brain, improves brain function and also improves theory of mind — the understanding that people may have beliefs and values different from the reader's own. A study conducted at Emory University and published in the journal "Brain Co...

www.reference.com/article/music-affect-plants-415ec648d2a18d56

In a series of studies, Colorado researcher Dorothy Retallick chronicled the effects of different types of music on potted plants. She found that when plants were exposed to jazz and classical music they reacted by leaning toward its source by up to 20 degrees during a ...

www.reference.com/article/music-affect-test-taking-2e604233e0ad5d19

Although results aren't conclusive, listening to music while taking a test may help people perform better on tests if the music is relaxing and doesn't contain distracting elements, notes Psychology Today. The reason for any increased performance may be that the music h...

www.reference.com/article/negative-effects-music-brain-f6cc63b1b6f8a9ff

Negative effects of music on the brain include a reduced ability to concentrate and memorize information. People may also experience agitation or other negative emotions when they listen to music that they do not enjoy.

www.reference.com/article/technology-affect-music-44666ad6cc3f624d

Technology affects music by changing how music is made, distributed and subjectively experienced by the listener. Home recording software and the Internet allow artists to reach worldwide audiences without recording contracts. As technology progresses, amateur and profe...