Hot news: Beethoven is good for your blood pressureNews
A new study published in Cureus journal shows that listening to Beethoven’s fifth symphony and the Moonlight sonata can have a positive effect on regulating heart rate and improving mood.
The authors conclude: …our study suggests classical music has a positive impact on the cardiovascular system and potential emotional benefits. Music affects the cardiovascular system through multiple potential mechanisms including the autonomic nervous system and the vagus nerve which responds to musical vibrations by triggering the body to relax. Music also affects other parts of the brain, which in turn affects the mood through the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Dopamine release may contribute to the study findings which found that 83% of subjects found fast music uplifting. Finally, nearly all subjects believe music can help manage stress. Listening to music may be a potential therapeutic method for reducing anxiety and depression