I recently completed the Berklee College “Music for Wellness” course on Coursera. I learned how music can impact your mood, health and well- being. When we listen to music that we enjoy, we impact the brain in a positive way by releasing feel-good neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine. Relaxing music can impact the parasympathetic nervous system and allow us to “rest and digest”, de-stress and recuperate. In the class we created playlists, lists of individual songs to play for various themes such as sleep and relaxation.
A 2018-2019 study, conducted by researchers at the University of California-San Diego believes that on a daily basis people are inundated with the equivalent amount of 34 Gb (gigabytes) of information, a sufficient quantity to overload a laptop within a week https://www.tech21century.com/the-human-brain-is-loaded-daily-with-34-gb-of-information/
Being bombarded by all that information each and every day can trigger stress, physical pain and cognitive decline. I’m currently working on a new playlist, one I can use as an antodote for Information Overload to help relax my brain, stimulate my parasympathic nervous system and release those feel good neurochemicals.