1. Can music affect your mood? Listen to this for at least 30 seconds and see how you feel No, other things are more influential Correct Incorrect No, other things are more influential Yes, whether you realize it or not Correct Incorrect Yes, whether you realize it or not Sometimes, but not always Correct Incorrect Sometimes, but not always Correct! Wrong! Music = emotions Whether you can perceive its or not, music will always affect your mood. Studies have shown that dopamine (a neurotransmitter related to reward and motivation) is released when someone listens to music they enjoy. Music that is not enjoyed can cause frustration or annoyance. 2. Do different tempos support different types of exercise? Skip to roughly 0:40 and think about how it could influence your workout. This song is 140 BPM (beats per minute) Yes, music with a tempo similar to your heart rate will result in a supportive rhythm Correct Incorrect Yes, music with a tempo similar to your heart rate will result in a supportive rhythm No, the music I listen to when I workout do not influence my performance Correct Incorrect No, the music I listen to when I workout do not influence my performance I'm not sure, I don't listen to music when I exercise Correct Incorrect I'm not sure, I don't listen to music when I exercise Correct! Wrong! BPM = "Beats" per minute...the music is not the only thing beating...[Hint: the other thing is your heart] This image displays the BPM (beats per minute) of various genres and connects them with a level of exercise in which they would help form a motivating rhythm matching your heart rate. 3. Are certain songs capable of triggering vivid memories? No explanation needed for this one. Enjoy. No, I've never had this experience Correct Incorrect No, I've never had this experience Other information or stimuli allow this to happen, not music Correct Incorrect Other information or stimuli allow this to happen, not music Yes! Some songs let me re-play memories in my head Correct Incorrect Yes! Some songs let me re-play memories in my head Correct! Wrong! Of course they do! Well that's if you've heard YMCA but I mean who hasn't... Through tests in several studies, music has allowed people to accurately identify specific information from past events. While these tests were set up, it is widely understood that songs are more than capable of triggering memories, whether they are good or bad. 4. Is music therapy effective? Music therapy helps support the improvement of one's condition (behaviors, actions, thoughts) after various events such as a traumatic brain injury, emotional tragedy, disease and many other conditions or events. It is effective. Correct Incorrect It is effective. It is not effective. Correct Incorrect It is not effective. I do not know about music therapy, therefore, I cannot say Correct Incorrect I do not know about music therapy, therefore, I cannot say All the above. Correct Incorrect All the above. Correct! Wrong! Results vary for each patient Studies have proven that music therapy is extremely effective for some patients and not really effective for others. When it is effective, it works best along with traditional therapy and rehab methods. 5. Is music a vital part of our species? Give that a short listen. Music has clearly evolved since this (1788), and so have humans. Is there a connection? Yes, music is one of, if not, the most powerful tools for inspiration and creativity and has helped advance as a species Correct Incorrect Yes, music is one of, if not, the most powerful tools for inspiration and creativity and has helped advance as a species It is important, but not THAT important Correct Incorrect It is important, but not THAT important No, not at all Correct Incorrect No, not at all Correct! Wrong! Yes, yes it is. And yes, Darwin is jamming to the "evolution" of music. Aside from music's creative power, it is one of the very few things that is truly universal. Music is a language and it is constantly changing and infinitely dynamic, and its connection to our brain is one of the most fascinating phenomena. Imagine the entire history of mankind without any music, that is an extremely disturbing idea. Luckily, it is an idea and not a reality.