The power of music is studied constantly by experts all around the world. Researchers have revealed the numerous benefits that listening to music has, including its ability to help people maintain optimism and vitality. But now, a British Scientist claims that susic can also make us smarter.
How can Miley Cyrus' Twerking song possibly can make us smarter you might ask? I know, it sounds nuts! But stay with me and I will explain that there is method to the madness!
Dr. Emma Gray found that songs with 50 to 80 beats per minute allowed the brain to learn and remember new facts more easily.
Emotive pop songs produce, according to the Doctor Emma Gray, ‘heightened excitement that is likely to enhance creative performance.’
The British scientist has claimed that listening to songs by Miley Cyrus or Justin Timberlake while studying has a calming effect on the mind that aids logical thought. She believes students who listen to classical music while they study; do better in maths exams, while listening to music while revising makes students smarter.
Dr. Gray's research, which was commissioned by music streaming service Spotify to investigate the effect music has on studying, found it is important to choose the right music for the topic a person is studying as it stimulates learning and can enhance concentration.
The research found songs like 'We Can't Stop' by Miley Cyrus or 'Mirrors' by Justin Timberlake fostered logical thoughts and helped students to learn and recall new facts.
Dr. Gray said: "Music has a positive effect on the mind and listening to the right type of music can actually improve studying and learning".
"Music can put you in a better frame of mind to learn - and indeed, students who listen to music can actually do better than those who don’t".
I really think Dr.Gray made her point. As soon as we play a favourite song we immediately feel happier and more motivated than before. So in my opinion, I can definitly see why listening to music can stimulate learning.
What do you think? Do you listen to music while you study? What type of music do you listen? Share with us!