University of North Carolina researchers, etc. show, listen to a song of their favorite songs seem to be a common trigger brain activity patterns, and no matter what the style of the song is.
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University of North Carolina researchers, etc. show, listen to a song of their favorite songs seem to be a common trigger brain activity patterns, and no matter what the style of the song is. These findings may explain why, in listening to their favorite music (whether Beethoven or Eminem), the different people have similar feelings and memories of emotional reactions. Related Articles published in the August 28, 2014 the “Scientific Reports” magazine.
Music preferences are largely personal, different types of music have substantial differences in its melody, harmony and rhythm complexity of the feature. However, when listening to their favorite music, people often mention the same reaction – brought back personal thoughts and memories.
In order to understand why different people have a similar experience, Jonathan Burdette and colleagues of 21 individuals while listening to different types of music, including rock, rap and classical music, the difference between functional brain networks were assessed (they used the “feature magnetic resonance imaging, “that fMRI data). They identified a consistent pattern of brain connections preferences associated with the song. When listening to their favorite songs claiming that the study participants in an “distractions” related brain circuits exhibit enhanced connection, while links between the region and the region is responsible for the consolidation of auditory memory and social mood of the brain the display is changed.
These findings allow us to and listen to their own preferences and favorite music-related neural activity underlying emotional and cognitive states have an understanding.
Network Science and the Effects of Music Preference on Functional Brain Connectivity: From Beethoven to Eminem
R. W. Wilkins, D. A. Hodges, P. J. Laurienti, M. Steen & J. H. Burdette
Most people choose to listen to music that they prefer or ‘like’ such as classical, country or rock. Previous research has focused on how different characteristics of music (i.e., classical versus country) affect the brain. Yet, when listening to preferred music—regardless of the type—people report they often experience personal thoughts and memories. To date, understanding how this occurs in the brain has remained elusive. Using network science methods, we evaluated differences in functional brain connectivity when individuals listened to complete songs. We show that a circuit important for internally-focused thoughts, known as the default mode network, was most connected when listening to preferred music. We also show that listening to a favorite song alters the connectivity between auditory brain areas and the hippocampus, a region responsible for memory and social emotion consolidation. Given that musical preferences are uniquely individualized phenomena and that music can vary in acoustic complexity and the presence or absence of lyrics, the consistency of our results was unexpected. These findings may explain why comparable emotional and mental states can be experienced by people listening to music that differs as widely as Beethoven and Eminem. The neurobiological and neurorehabilitation implications of these results are discussed.