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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Revealed: Classical Music Enhances Genes In Its Listeners

This is truly Outstanding! I love classical music, especially as a tenor singer. The mystery behind the soothing effects of music has been a topical issue in the world of research. This is something that even surgeons use while operating in the theatre room. One particular surgeon in my facility would never operate if the songs of world renowned tenor - Pavarotti, is not playing in the background.

But this mystery seem to be unravelling. In a latest research by a Finnis study group, it shows that listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion (the feel good hormone).

It was also concluded that while classical music up-regulated some genes, it down-regulates some other genes like neurodegenerative genes. The Study Is on medical

Music therapy continues to be an area of scientific research. So, to all you classical music lovers, Carry - go!!!

Source: Kanduri C, et al. The effect of listening to music on human transcriptome. PeerJ. 2015.