Music on the Brain: Why Superior Audio Can Help With Mental Health
30 November, 2021 by
Music on the Brain: Why Superior Audio Can Help With Mental Health
Audality (R), Laura Krikorian

    Any manufacturer that produces or transmits music/audio to consumers and listeners worldwide should strive to deliver music in its purest form, anytime and anywhere. Music derives pleasure and is universally recognized by every culture as a method of communication.  More importantly, music has the power to communicate emotions and moods, and it can positively affect mental states. In a post-pandemic environment, nearly everyone is seeking ways with which to find peace and fulfillment, including products that will enhance individual mental health and overall physical well-being. Thus, Audality technology (specifically created to transmit 24-bit uncompressed audio to a wider group of people, and with greater range than currently offered via Wi-Fi systems or Bluetooth devices) is the consummate technology to use to achieve audio bliss.

Music has highly beneficial physical rewards, plain and simple. In and of itself, music is made possible because human brains can extract pitch information, hold it in memory, and understand pitch relationships.  This brain activity is the reason why many of us enjoy harmonies and wince when we hear a wrong note played. Moreover, studies reveal that we like (or love) music because dopamine is released in our brains at moments of peak musical pleasure and prior to a peak emotional moment in a familiar song. 

    Given that dopamine releases typically are associated with a biological reward, such as eating a favorite food, the release of dopamine in conjunction with musical moments is quite extraordinary. If manufacturers of foods, snacks, and soft drinks are constantly tweaking recipes to improve the tastes of their products, then manufacturers of speakers, TVs, sound systems, and phones also should be constantly looking to tweak and improve the technology that delivers their audio.

   Audio and melodies are still at the core of what we love about music.  Certainly, we continue to dance to waltzes and tangos, line up to dance to the Hustle or Macarena, or smile when we watch Elvis swivel his hips in movies.  Still, our dance steps are mere physical responses to the rhythms and melodies that we hear, and they act as expressions of our emotions that are derived from the music.  Likewise, studies show that people will last longer in physical workouts when they are performing cardio moves in conjunction with music of the same tempo. 

    As Jonathan Swift famously pronounced, “Everything old is new again.”   Songs, lyrics, psalms, instruments, and dancing date back thousands and thousands of years.  The use of music to celebrate life and lament heartbreak has been universally-recognized for eons, and is even more prevalent now in the post-pandemic era.  People are reverting to turntables again as much as they are relying on the latest, most adept technologies to bring hassle-free audio into their homes and for use on their portable devices.  The one game-changer is Audality technology; whether you are a consumer or a manufacturer, Audality will transmit superior audio for those peak musical experiences that every one of us craves.

Music on the Brain: Why Superior Audio Can Help With Mental Health
Audality (R), Laura Krikorian 30 November, 2021
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