When we do the scientific breakdown, we have learned that listening to music represents a complex cognitive function inside the human mind, which then induces many neuronal and physiological changes. However, beyond that not much is known specifically about the molecular state of the mind under the effects of listening to music, as well as the molecular effects of music as a whole.
Now, A Finnish study group
has come together to explore and discover how classical music affects
the expression of gene profiles of both musically experienced and
inexperienced participants. All of the participants in the study
listened to Mozart’s violin concern Nr 3, G-major, K.216 that lasts
approx. 20 minutes.
to music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion
and transport, synaptic function, learning and memory. One of the most
up-regulated genes, synuclein-alpha (SNCA) is a known risk gene for
Parkinson’s disease that is located in the strongest linkage region of
musical aptitude. SNCA is also known to contribute to song learning in
“The up-regulation of several genes that are
known to be responsible for song learning and singing in songbirds
suggest a shared evolutionary background of sound perception between
vocalizing birds and humans”, says Dr. Irma Järvelä, the leader of the study. - ScienceDaily
This past week in science, researchers discovered the evidence of HGT,
which stands for Horizontal Gene Transfer. It described that many of
our genes are actually NOT our own in origin, but came from our
environment in some way shape and form. Could this mean there is an
evolutionary bridge between Songbirds and Humans? Perhaps it was the
songbirds song that caused the brain-growth in humans to adapt to ideas
of music and song. It’s even possible that music was created by
early-man listening to the first songbirds and emulating them! To top
this story off, it must be noted that this discovery also came with a
bit of a twist.“
"The effect was only detectable in musically
experienced participants, suggesting the importance of familiarity and
experience in mediating music-induced effects”, researchers remark.
How fascinating! At the very core, the effect of mental stimulation only happened with musically experienced participants.
This leads me to believe that when you first listen to new music, you
might not experience much of a mental effect at all, because you are
still building the mental pathways for you to understand what you’re
hearing. The more you listen to it, the clearer and more fuller your
listening experience is.
Listening to music
is about the bridge between the left brain and the right brain. How
deeply you resonate with the music relies on how well you listen to it.
Article source: Science Daily
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