3 reasons that we fall in love with music!

July 20, 2020

3 reasons that we fall in love with music!

1. Music and Memory

Regardless of what era you were born in, chances are you have a favourite song that defines each key area of your life. Do you remember your first high-school dance, or the first time you heard your favourite song to dance to? How about the song that shaped your childhood? For most of us there is a very specific list of songs that can automatically take you back to the exact place and time that you heard them first. Songs were tied to heartache, excitement, love and everything else in between. Research done by the Alzheimer’s Society has proven that music can trigger memories even in some of the worst cases of Dementia - that’s powerful.


2. Psychological Benefits (Mood Enhancing)

Research shows that the psychological functions of listening to music include, among other things, mood regulation. The chemical release of dopamine directly contributes to mood improvement while listening to music. The music you choose influences the event experience for every person and every moment of the event. Here are different ways music impacts the attendee experience:

  • Music adds structure to your corporate event. From the lively music played at the opening to the slower tempo tune played at the closing farewell—people take action cues based on the music. 
  • Event background music helps people relax and feel comfortable as they mingle and network. It creates a welcoming atmosphere that relaxes the mind without overstimulating. Bonus: It fills in those awkward silences when there’s a break in the conversation. 
  • Music activates the memory, reward, and pleasure centers in the brain. This helps establish positive memories of the event, and even improves the absorption of critical take-aways. 

 

3. Music is a universal language

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” In an attempt to uncover the truth behind this statement, Scientists at Harvard University have recently published the most comprehensive scientific study to date on music as a cultural product.

According to Harvard researcher, Samuel Mehr who set out to answer these questions: Is music a cultural universal? If that’s a given, which musical qualities overlap across disparate societies? 

His findings were as follows. Across societies, music is associated with behaviors such as infant care, healing, dance, and love (among many others, like mourning, warfare, processions, and ritual). Examining lullabies, healing songs, dance songs, and love songs in particular, he discovered that songs that share behavioral functions tend to have similar musical features.

Although music gives life to some of the most popular forms of entertainment, we realize that it is also a very powerful force with powers to encourage, change and heal. Despite our differences, music connects with people at a heart level. It's a universal language that can be used to transform mindset and even change the energy in a room. For us at The DNA Project, it's our calling, or as we say "it's in our DNA!" Our team is hand picked because of their passion for life, love and music - creating treasured memories.

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