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The Effects of Music on the Brain

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT

In the present day, doctors tell us that music has many significant

effects on the human brain and can enhance the functionality of its

neural networks, affects heart rate, lower blood pressure, stress

reduction, also provides relief to patients undergoing surgery, as

well as heart attack and stroke victims. But these clinical

explanations would not be enough to do justice to the effect music

has on a man’s mind and its surroundings. But poets and

philosophers filled the gaps to understand music to its fullest.

Clinical experts tell us that isolating from society can increase

cardiac risk, but Robert Browning said that “he who hears music

feels his solitude peopled all at once”. Psychology tells us that

expressing emotions through music is healthy, but Tolstoy said that

“music is the shorthand of emotion”. Doctors teach that human

warmth can bend woes, but Shakespeare said that “if music be the

food of love, play on”

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