Effects of Music on the Mind and Brain

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* Specific purpose: By the end of my speech I want the audience to know the effects and power of music on the mind and brain. * Introduction: According to the dictionary, music is having a rhythm, melody or a harmony. But in reality, music isn’t just notes. Similar to language, music is a manifestation of the human spirit. Music is a form of expressions that has no boundaries and follows no guidelines. In fact, some of our strongest emotions may be brought on by listening to a piece of music. It has been proven that music influence humans both in good and bad ways. These effects are instant and long lasting. Music have a power on memory and learning, cutting crime, providing therapy and restoring memories. In addition, music have a power on animals and plants too. Based on my questionnaire, 8 out of 8 students’ mood is affected by music. Also 6 out of 8 students listen to music while working or studying. * Central idea: Music has a strong power on our brain and mental state as well as on animals and plants too. * Preview: People who think that music is just a rhythm or a harmony will learn how much it is important for their mind and health.

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I. Music has a power on memory and learning.
A. The idea that music makes you smarter received attention from scientists and the media. Listening to music or playing an instrument can actually make you learn better. Learning anything by combining it with music or rhythm could be very useful like while learning the alphabet or learning poetry by reciting it musically. B. The Mozart effect states that listening to classical music, especially Mozart, enhances performance on cognitive tests. However, recent findings show that listening to any music that is personally enjoyable has positive effects on cognition. C. Listening to music facilitates the recall of information. Researchers have shown that information learned while listening to a...
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