5 Music Effects On Human Brain Performance

Just like any other sound, the music received by the ear will be processed by the brain to produce a certain perception. But not only that, the tone sequence of music can also affect how the brain works and responds to stimuli, both from outside and inside the body.

The phenomenon of how music can affect the human brain has been studied for a long time. You may not realize it, when you pass by on the sidewalk there are people who are playing street pianos may seem ordinary, but it takes mutual help from different parts of the brain to recognize and string sounds received when we listen to music.

What are the effects of music on brain performance?

Here are some ways music can affect the brain:

  1. Music triggers brain development

At birth, the baby’s brain is not the same as the adult brain. The brain will experience the process of differentiation during childhood. This process occurs by recognizing the environment, especially recognizing sounds, speech, and certain tones.

A study by Nina Kraus published on the Live Science website shows that people who practice playing a musical instrument can respond to sounds and language better. They will also tend to experience a slower process of brain aging. In another study, Kraus also found practicing musical instruments can improve a person’s ability to hear in a noisy atmosphere, and recognize the emotional aspects of a speech.

  1. Helping the brain to think more creatively

Every time you listen to new music, your brain forms a new little structure based on the set of audible tones. The process also helps think of forming a new way of thinking.

Another interesting fact is, if we are diligent to follow music trends or listen to new music, this can increase creativity.

Indeed, many people, especially those who are not young anymore, who prefer to listen to songs from his youth than the new songs that are a trend. These new songs may not be too good to hear because our brains are not familiar with the tone sequence, but regular listening to new music can actually encourage the brain to understand new things.

  1. Help to learn a new language

The tone sequence of music evokes a response similar to the language. Both tone and language are stored in the brain structure associated with the process of motivation, reward, and emotion.

Learning the language of the lyrics of certain songs that use a language other than our mother tongue, will make the brain more quickly remember and predict the structure of sentences and language used in the song. In this way, the language is processed and remembered along with the tone, in the large part of the brain and amygdala, not in the frontal lobes used to memorize or remember.

  1. Trigger distraction

Distraction occurs when the brain does not respond to a stimulus normally. It is certainly useful if we want to avoid a stimulus that makes us stop doing, for example when we’re … Read the rest

The Perfect Lip Enhancement for Every Age

There is an art to lip enhancement. Who you choose to do your injections can mean the difference between getting the dreaded over-filled duck look or a fuller, natural-looking pout. The key to a natural, beautiful lip enhancement is in the injector’s approach. Patients at every age have different goals and motivations.

For patients in their early 20s, it can be the need for better facial balance and fuller lips. For an older patient, an enhancement can address volume loss, a blurry lip line and wrinkles around the mouth. We reached out to New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD, to find out which issues patients are facing in each decade and how she approaches lip enhancement at every age.

In Their 20s:

According to Dr Peredo, patients in their 20s most often have issues of genetic lip imperfections like asymmetry, thin lips, a gummy smile or their expression might appear sad or angry. “It’s really about enhancement,” says Dr Peredo. “Patients this age tend to love the look of fuller lips. My job is to make sure they look proportionate to the face. I look at the whole person sitting in front of me to bring balance to the entire face. Sometimes the most important decision I make is what NOT to do. I always seek a natural look that will be barely noticeable to all but the patient.”

Treatment: Two syringes of filler in the upper and lower lip.

In Their 30s:

Lips are at their fullest at the ages of 16 to 18. In the 30s, a fairly noticeable thinning begins to happen. “At this age, the biggest issue is the loss of collagen and elastin, which results in thinning and drying of the lips,” says Dr Peredo. “Lip lines, which are caused by a combination of sun exposure and the natural ageing process, can also appear. Increased muscle activity from daily facial expressions also contributes to upper lip wrinkles. I look to fill the lighter wrinkles so that they don’t become ingrained into the skin and inject a small bit of filler into the lip to retain its fullness.”

Treatment: One syringe of filler in the upper and lower lip.

In Their 40s:

Patients in their 40s may experience even more drying and thinning of the lips. “In the 40s, the area around the lips, such as nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and oral commissure (corners of the mouth) also change,” says Dr Peredo. “They may become deeper and more pronounced, so that area needs to be treated as well to support the lips. The overall expression of the patient appears to change. So for patients in their 40s, it’s all about restoration. I use fillers to not only maintain lip fullness but also to diminish wrinkles that have already begun to set in.”

Treatment: One syringe of filler in the lips in the commissures (corners of the mouth).

In Their 50s:

For patients in their 50s, the approach is to look at the overall facial structure. Often, … Read the rest