There is hardly anyone who dislikes music. It is the medium that soothes our mind, refreshes, provides comfort, entertains us and even cures us from illness. Music is the essential component of our life and well being.
Music is very much related to our health and to be more specific, it has direct effects on the development of our brain. A child can hear sounds right from the mother’s womb. Doctors suggest expecting mothers to listen to soothing music so that the baby inside her body stays well. The sense of sound is completely developed when a child is born. The nature of music that a child gets to hear right from the beginning plays a great role in determining the basic nature of the person. The first three years of the life is most important for the development of the brain. The brain weight of a new born is just 25% of the total body weight and by the age of three years, this percentage grows dramatically with the building of the pathways and connections known as synapses. Synapses used for classical music are same as those used for the skills necessary for mathematics. So, listening to classical music actually enhances the brain’s ability to solve mathematical problems!Continue Reading