how the brain works. Since then, they have learned that it’s not that simple.
While there can be benefits to listening to certain types of music, people tend to respond to music that’s associated with their background. For example, those who are living with Alzheimer’s disease are more responsive to songs that they listened to when they were younger than anything else.
However, as you explore what music works for you, there are a few things to bear in mind. Classical music has been shown to be great for helping you concentrate when you need to solve puzzles or manipulate shapes. It’s also calming.
If you’re interested in being more productive overall, then nature music is typically the way to go. It can block out distractions without disrupting your cognitive processes.
Cinematic music tends to be a good motivation for carrying out mundane tasks and helping you concentrate.
Generally, music that has 50-80 beats per minute can spark creativity and help you learn. It’s estimated that this range sends your brain into a relaxed state that makes your mind more receptive to creative thought and imagination. If you’re not working on anything, listening to this kind of music usually makes you zone out. Some examples of songs like that are ‘Chasing Pavements’ by Adele and ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars.
Multiple studies show that listening to music regularly can not only keep your brain active but can also help you be productive. While the same type of music might not work for everyone, it’s easy to find what helps you. You only have to play some songs and see what happens.