...when it hits you, you feel no pain.
When we experience music, it hits us in a way that few other things in this world can.
Music speaks directly to our mind, body, and soul.
Music has been a part of Cultures for thousands of years across the globe.
But why is music so powerful?
If you have a half hour, I highly recommend listening to this talk from NPR.
It goes into detail about the science behind why music affects us and attempts to answer the question:
Why is music so powerful?
Music impacts our brain in a way that no other sense does. In our society, we often convince ourselves that the vision is the most relied on sense, but our ears are able to do things our eyes cannot.
Even as we sleep, when our eyes are idle, our ears are still listening. This survival tool has over time morphed into something that is much much greater than survival.
Music can inspire and empower us. Music goes places where words cannot, and it can impact us in a way like nothing else.
How does music make us feel?
Although we have only scratched the surface of the science, the article above that music touches more parts of the brain than any other human function.
Music crosses between cortexes that normally don't talk to each other.
This not only creates an incredibly intense emotions for us, but it means that music can be uses as a method of healing the brain.
Music has been used to help people with dementia and alzheimer's remember things that they had forgotten before music was introduced. It can help with depression and mental illness, and it can provide a bookmark to memories in our life.
Music is important.