FIRST A LITTLE BORING SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND
Music and emotion
Music is capable of producing some of the strongest emotional reactions in humans, whether it’s joy, sadness, fear or nostalgia. It’s interesting to note than people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds will often agree on whether a piece of music sounds happy or sad – for this reason music is often considered the universal “language of emotions”.
The idea of music as language is more accurate than it might first seem. When we hear music, our brains are imposing structure and order on a number of distinct sounds so that we experience them as a whole. It’s a perceptual illusion that changes what we hear, much as we don’t “hear” spoken language as a series of vocalisations – instead, we hear the meaning of the words.
However, music is much more rooted in primitive brain structures than language – structures connected with motivation, reward and primal emotions. For instance, that urge to get your shake on on the dance floor is caused by neural oscillators synchronising with the pulse of the music,
causing us to unconsciously anticipate when the next beat will occur. When the beat falls, our brains give us a small ‘reward’ hit for anticipating it correctly.
There’s no strong scientific agreement on why music has such a powerful ability to conjure up the same images and feelings, even among different people with different memories. The appreciation of music involves a complex combination of the brain’s memory, language, auditory and emotional centres all working together – perhaps it’s simply this satisfying, harmonious brain-exercise that gives us the pleasure response.
TAKE A LOOK/LISTEN TO THESE EDIT VERSIONS OF MOVIES TRAILERS AND HOW DIFFERENT THEY ARE INTERPRETED …. !!!! KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN YOU WATCH THE “NEWS” OR ANYTHING YOU READ, HEAR, SEE ….