Your brain on music
Did you know that Mozart’s music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activate the left and right brain? The simultaneous left and right brain action maximises learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Also, activities which engage both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an instrument or singing, cause the brain to be more capable of processing information.
That’s very interesting, we hear you say (that’s right, we can hear you, so watch what you say), but what does music have to do with Einstein?
Albert’s teachers told his parents to take him out of school because they believed he wasn’t able to learn and it would be a waste to invest time and resources in his education. Instead of following the school’s advice, Albert’s parents bought him a violin, he became pretty good at it, and it is thought he figured out many of his problems and equations by improvising on the violin. Albert Einstein became one of the smartest men who has ever lived – and music played a part in that.
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