5 Benefits of Listening to Music

Music Makes You Happier

Research proves that when you listen to music you like, your brain releases dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter. Valorie Salimpoor, a neuroscientist at McGill University, injected eight music-lovers with a radioactive substance that binds to dopamine receptors after they listened to their favorite music. A PET scan showed that large amounts of dopamine were released, which biologically caused the participants to feel emotions like happiness, excitement, and joy.

So the next time you need an emotional boost, listen to your favorite tunes for 15 minutes. That’s all it takes to get a natural high!

Reduces Depression

More than 350 million people suffer from depression around the world. A whopping 90% of them also experience insomnia. The sleep research above found that symptoms of depression decreased significantly in the group that listened to classical music before bedtime, but not in the other two groups. Another study by Hans Joachim Trappe in Germany also demonstrated that music can benefit patients with depressive symptoms, depending on the type of music. Meditative sounds and classical musiclifted people up, but techno and heavy metal brought people down even more.

The next time you feel low, put on some classical or meditative music to lift your spirits.

Better Nights Sleep

Over 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. A study showed that students who listened to relaxing classical music for 45 minutes before turning in slept significantly better than students who listened to an audiobook or did nothing different from their normal routine. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try listening to a little Bach or Mozart before bedtime to catch some Zs.

Strengthens Learning and Memory

Researchers discovered that music can help you learn and recall information better, but it depends on how much you like the music and whether or not you’re a musician. Subjects memorized Japanese characters while listening to music that either seemed positive or neutral to them. The results showed that participants who were musicians learned better with neutral music but tested better when pleasurable music was playing. Non-musicians, on the other hand, learned better with positive music but tested better with neutral music.

Memorize these results. You now have a strategy to study more effectively for your next test.

Reduces Pain, Promotes Healing & Relaxes the Body

Research at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that music therapy and pre-recorded music reduced pain more than standard treatments in cancer patients. Other research showed that music can decrease pain in intensive care patients and geriatric care patients, but the selection needed to be either classical pieces, meditative music, or songs of the patient’s choosing.

Bob Marely was right about this one – listen to music you love to take your pain away.

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Music and Musical Instruments for Children is an Interactive, AR-enabled Fun Learning App for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, letting your Children understand the Music, learn about and Play with Musical Instruments, and experience the musical sounds of Nature.

Music for Children goes through the 5W’s of music: 

What is Music?
Who makes Music?
Where can we find Music?
When do you listen to Music?
Why is Music essential?

From listening to birds chirping or playing with different instruments like piano, violin, drums, and guitar, experiencing the musical tunes from all around the world, a guessing game (based on music played by different instruments and produced by nature), a DJ table (for composing the music), and some fun questions to portray the importance of Music in one’s life are some of the features which your Child could experience within this app.

KEY FEATURES: 

-Augmented reality instruments with sound effects
– Interactive games
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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Time! Mobile App for Children

W5Go’s lesson on Time! An interactive education game for children to explore the 5W’s (Who, What, Where, When and Why) of Time. Discover the many ways we measure time, how we read time and how time is used in many different situations.

Key Features:
Learn Analog Time
AR & VR Scenes
20+ English Words to Learn
Ad-free, no in-app purchases
Real life-based visuals

This app features basic Augment and Virtual reality simulations. They do not require headsets or a fancy phone, just a gyroscope (comes with most phones) and a camera on the back. Since it does not require a headset, it is considered very safe for children to use, they will be able to see their surroundings at all time. It is still suggested to use caution but is much safer this way.   We want to slowly introduce children to this technology since it is becoming a major market, it is important they are exposed to the foundations of this technology.

This app is designed for children 4-12 to complement their traditional education. Throughout this lesson, you will be asked a variety of questions about time, have time to think and they will be given the answer.  We want to encourage children to dig deeper by asking questions like what if and why not.
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All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

Each episode aims to promote many of the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). This episode focuses on Gender Equality by being accessible to all genders and showing images of both genders equally participating in activities such as soccer.  As well as Quality Education for all by providing our apps across many platforms free so children from around the world are able to access our educational material.

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