Music Is Like Medication for Some Kids With ADHD. Some children, especially those who have ADHD, may benefit from listening to music while studying.
Music can aid children with the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in finishing their school work and it's even better than medication, says a new study. The study began with the researchers wanting to know what effect common distractions like music and video have on children diagnosed with ADHD. "If a kid says he can watch TV and focus, it's just not true. With television, we found out what we needed to know. Music Therapy for ADHD: How Rhythm Builds Focus. "Nothing activates the brain so extensively as music," says Oliver Sacks, M.D., professor of neurology at Columbia University and author of Musicophilia.
He should know. Sacks has documented the power of music to arouse movement in paralyzed Parkinson's patients, to calm the tics of Tourette syndrome, and to vault the neural breaches of autism. His belief that music can heal the brain is gaining favor, thanks, in part, to Gabrielle Giffords. In January 2011, the Arizona congresswoman survived a gunshot wound to her left temple. Because language is controlled by the brain's left hemisphere, Giffords was unable to speak. Does music help you focus? Yes, but only if you like the music : CULTURE : Tech Times. It's the age-old question: Do you like to have music on while you're working?
Some people thrive off of listening to music while they study, read or work, and they always have it on when completing assignments. Others, like myself, find having music on in the background incredibly distracting. This timeless debate has torn many roommates a part. Music 'releases mood-enhancing chemical in the brain' Music releases a chemical in the brain that has a key role in setting good moods, a study has suggested.
The study, reported in Nature Neuroscience, found that the chemical was released at moments of peak enjoyment. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal said it was the first time that the chemical - called dopamine - had been tested in response to music. Dopamine increases in response to other stimuli such as food and money. It is known to produce a feel-good state in response to certain tangible stimulants - from eating sweets to taking cocaine.
How Music Can Improve Worker Productivity - Workstation. Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives, now being featured in our Smarter Living collection.
THE guy in the next cubicle is yammering away on the phone. Motivation: Get into “Flow” with music in sport and exercise. For elite athletes, fitness fanatics and gym goers, having the right frame of mind is the best way to achieve the perfect performance.
The highest level of intrinsic motivation is know as flow. Flow is described as the complete immersion in an activity to the point in which nothing else matters. Hungarian psychologist Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, lead psychologist in the concept of flow, claims that flow occurs when there is a perfect match between the perceived demands of the activity, and the perceived ability to meet the demands. Dopamine Functions. By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD Dopamine is a neurotransmitter released by the brain that plays a number of roles in humans and other animals.
Some of its notable functions are in: The Science Behind Music – TCNJ Journal. By Mylin Batipps It’s no secret that everybody loves listening to music.
From nodding our heads in the car while driving to stuffing our ears with headphones while exercising, we make music an essential part of our everyday lives, sometimes unknowingly. But why does music have such universal appeal? If we look at it from a scientific viewpoint, we’ll find valuable answers. The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation.