Benefits of listening to music for the brain
Listening music can improve memory, concentration and creativity. The right type of music can also help you relax and sleep better at the end of a long day.
Certainly there are more benefits than disadvantages of listening to music. Keep up reading to learn more about the impact of music in the brain.
The Brain Neurotransmitters and Cortisol
The brain neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that regulate how we think, feel and act. They are the “feel good” chemicals in our brain.
Some of the brain neurotransmitters are acetylcholine, dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamate, histamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
The imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain can be translated into frustration with life, a lack of self-worth, stress overload, eating disorders (especially bulimia), abuse/self-abuse of substances like alcohol or street drugs (also known as addiction), poor diet and lack of exercise (which also depletes neurotransmitters) , painful events that occur during childhood or physical abuse which causes an increase in cortisol levels within the body.
Cortisol is the stress response hormone that is produced when the body is in a fight or flight event. Cortisol and stress are not a bad thing as some people might think.
The issue relies on being in constant and chronic moments of stress that eventually too much of the cortisol levels in the body will eventually end up in body inflammations and diseases.
And if the body is constantly producing cortisol, this also will deplete pregnenolone, a pre-hormone needed also to build cortisol and other hormones of the body, causing an hormonal imbalance.