Sounds and your brain. Choosing the best for you


Our brain has miles of receivers that respond to different aspects of music such as tone, rhythm and lyrics.
Music comes from vibrations produced by an instrument, by the voice or another source. These waves are transported through the air and enter to the ear. Where the three small bones located in the middle amplify the sound waves and then they are converted into electrical impulses that are transmitted to the brain by the middle of the auditory nerves. It is at that moment when the brain comes to interpret these electrical impulses as "sound". Where tonality, rhythm and lyrics are interpreted in different areas of the brain.

We listen to music from the cradle or, even, in the gestation period. Babies, in the first months of life, have the ability to respond to melodies rather than verbal communication from their parents. The soft musical sounds relax them. It is known, for example, that premature children who cannot sleep are benefited by the mother's beats or sounds that imitate them.

Music is considered among the elements that cause most pleasure in life. It releases dopamine in the brain as food, sex and drugs do. All of them are stimuli that depend on a subcortical brain circuit in the limbic system, that is, the system formed by brain structures that manage physiological responses to emotional stimuli; particularly, the caudate nucleus and the nucleus accumbens and their connections with the pre-frontal area. The studies that show activation after the stimuli reveal an important overlap between the areas, which suggests that everyone activates a common system. With the passage of time, music can improve linguistic skills, creativity and happiness. It also helps reduce anxiety and pain, causes rapid healing and increases optimism. And it also helps to heal some neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Autism.
Music can affect your mood anywhere, your car, your office or your home. You can even contribute to how you feel inside a mall store and influence your decision to buy.

Even though we know music is such a good thing for us, there are other stimuli that get to our ear, the antonym of the music, the harmful noise.


Despite being one of the least tangible types of pollution, noise pollution affects us decisively to the development and welfare of both humans and other animals that suffer from it. In general terms, most people consider that noise pollution is the "noise" that is generated by human activity, but the definition goes further, and its implications are many, understanding this type of pollution and how it affects us can reach to be quite more complex. Despite identifying acoustic contamination (or noise pollution) with simple noise, noise pollution is always annoying noise but manifested excessively and to the point where it negatively alters the environmental conditions of a given environment. concrete area.

Where can we identify noise pollution?

Some of the most common examples of noise pollution are found in the following human activities:

- Traffic: roads and urban areas are spaces with a very high level of noise pollution precisely to noise from wheeled traffic, regardless of whether they are passenger or freight vehicles.
- Industrial activity: the different industrial activities produce a considerable level of noise pollution. This activity includes from manufacturing factories to activities of exploitation of natural resources such as mines.
- Leisure facilities: this is a type of noise pollution that is usually located in urban areas and is related, above all, to nightlife, which occurs when noise pollution is more annoying and harmful, which are hours of sleep.
-Stations, ports and airports: of all, air traffic is the most annoying, but the activity close to seaports and stations also entails a high level of noise pollution


How can noise pollution affect our health?

An excessive exposition to noise pollution might lead us to a constant stress and affect our body in a serious way. Causing us:

Lack of concentration
Social isolation

On the other hand, in addition to these diseases, suffering from them can trigger in other types of diseases because of the lack of a proper rest during the night, such as those related to the respiratory system, heart disease, weight gain, school failure, violent behavior, or hearing loss among others.


Taking care of ourselves, choosing the best music

Through multiple studies and medical research, it has been demonstrated with precise evaluations, the impact that calm and instrumental music has on the brain. This allows you to reach altered states or quiet states, just by the type of sound that makes up the music that is being listened to. It can be an important collaborator in healing processes since it favors an adequate relaxation and as it produces pleasure, it helps to improve the state of mind of those who are affected by an illness or are in the process of recovery.
One of the most recommended music for curative purposes is piano instrumental music only or accompanied by sounds of nature, such as rain, sea, forests or any other.


Its benefits:

1) Entertainment and joy. - One of the main benefits is that it brings to your life entertainment and joy. In fact, there are many people who listen to this type of music for the mere fact of the pleasure it gives them.

2) Relaxation itself. - is one of the main benefits when you listen to this type of music. Instrumental music as a solo instrument inexorably leads the body and mind to relax. When the piano music is soft and mixed with nature sounds at a low volume it takes the brain to a state of relaxation.


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