- We started the day by making a new friend. Greetings to @WeTheHumanities !
- — WetheHums/ Hanna (@WetheHumanities)Tue, Nov 01 2016 21:35:52I just found out there's a @WetheHumanities equivalent for the sciences (@realscientists) and this week it's on the psychology of music! https://twitter.com/earthwand/status/793565455818469376 …
- — WetheHums/ Hanna (@WetheHumanities)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:19:56Love this, + that @realscientists topic this wk- music psych- could easily have been on @WetheHumanities instead. Interdisciplinarity win! https://twitter.com/chemistrypoet/status/793577226876907523 …
- Then moved on to a quick summary of yesterday's discussion on babies, mothers & music, and how that would inform today's discussion.
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:22:37Yesterday we established that music appears to be a really important way that parents & babies communicate.
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:23:32This communication is emotional in nature. Singing to an infant seems to create a shared emotional experience b/w mum & bub
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:24:26It is accompanied by physiological responses, notably increases in oxytocin - the hormone most identified with bonding
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:26:09Today I want to extend that principle across the lifespan. Do these same mechanisms hold true as we mature?
- We started by sharing some of the reasons why we listen to music. Reasons given were very diverse.
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:26:58First question: Why do you listen to music? Think about this from your own experiences. When you turn music on, what do you get from it?
- — harrie kd (@harriekd)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:45:23@realscientists is mood related. but i'm very much a lyrics person. i tend towards either deeply depressing/angry or hi-nrg pop
- — Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:45:52@realscientists I enjoy listening to music that I already know, I think I get something out of the familiarity/predictability/satisfaction.
- — Nick Randell (@NLchemist)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:45:52@realscientists depending on the circumstances it can reinforce my mood, change my mood, set my pace, get me focused, so many things!!
- — Sara L. Uckelman (@SaraLUckelman)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:42:47
- — Jason Hancock (@FimusTauri)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:36:14@realscientists Whole heap of reasons: Catharsis Relaxation Inspiration Background noise Even as a soundtrack for intimacy
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:37:27Great answers! Yes - although we may not like to think about 'using' music b/c it has its own intrinsic value, we use it for many reasons
- — بنت زلفى (@Nilempress)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:36:16To calm down when needed, perk up as needed, excercise, household duties...etc. Different playlists for different situations. https://twitter.com/realscientists/status/793580118484496384 …
- — Katherine James (@KJames_IntBio)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:45:16
- — harrie kd (@harriekd)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:44:48@realscientists depends on the kind of music. house music/classical piano to stop me falling asleep if i'm working (!) - most of the rest
- From here, we examined what researchers have identified as the primary reasons for music listening.
- — realscientists (@realscientists)Tue, Nov 01 2016 22:39:53Beautiful responses; keep them coming! Of course researchers have looked at this, and they have found ppl listen for heaps of reasons...
Real Scientists explores Music Psychology: Day 4
How we use music, why we like sad music, some thoughts on mental health & wellbeing along with a few app suggestions, the power of music in a range of settings, and what kind of music is most likely to move us.
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