How Music Engages The Brain
Music’s impact on listeners moods and emotions has long been established, but beyond simply affecting our feelings, music also has the ability to transport the listener to a different time, place, and mindset. Here we dig into some of the science behind music induced nostalgia and how it impacts the listener.
In this latest post on MusicThinkTank, contributor Gideon Waxman digs into how music interacts with the human brain to trigger feelings of nostalgia.
“…researchers correlated temporal evolutions of timbral, tonal, and rhythmic features of the music. While timbral feature processing was associated with activations in cognitive areas of the cerebellum, musical pulse and tonality processing recruited cortical and subcortical cognitive, motor and emotion-related circuits within the brain.”