New findings in a research study point to how lullabies, no matter the type produces very noticeable changes of the arousal levels in both the mom or dad and the child. It will possibly never be understood how music affects the development of the thought process and its impacts on behavior, one investigation on how young children absorb and interpret music may lead us to certain discoveries. A 14-month-old while bounced to rhythmic music by a complete stranger were more prone to model “Helping Behaviors” toward them compared to children who were not bounced at the same time by a stranger.
Even though we can acquire multiple devices for listening to a plethora of music genres, people are still very quick to purchase high dollar tickets not just to see and hear live music but more importantly to socialize and be a part of a shared experience. A different set of research scientists interestingly found that at concerts the spectator’s brain waves were in sync while the musicians were playing on stage. It probably isn’t very surprising that those spectators that were the most in sync shared that they had a substantially greater satisfaction and pleasure than those whose brainwaves were less in sync.
Reference Used: Medical Press. (2018) From lullabies to live concerts: How music and rhythm shape our social brains – March 28th.