The Psychology Of An Adolescence Essay

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It is apparent that children are taking in music from numerous sources in their everyday lives. The psychology of an adolescence gives a unique look on how certain stimuli, such as music, can affect the way they think, and more importantly, act. The first place to look would be the brain, looking into what makes up these processes. The teenage brain is an ever-changing organ, that it constantly molding to stimuli that affect it on a daily basis. This stimulus includes music, which has similar effects, as would food, drugs, and sex (Kassem, 2014). In the vast majority of individuals, listening and even participating in music can affect both behavior and emotions. Overall, there a four sections of the brain that are affected by music, the first being the auditory cortex. This portion is located on both sides of the brain, slightly above the ears. Its main function is to interpret the sounds that are coming through and analyze the volume, pitch, speed, melody and rhythm (Kassem, 2014). The second portion is the Cerebrum, the largest section of the brain that is located at the top of the head. A few regions in the cerebrum have different functions in the ability to interpret music. The inferior frontal gyrus is responsible for remembering music lyrics and sounds through being either heard or sung. The second region of the cerebrum is the dorsolateral frontal cortex. This region is stimulated when hearing music or sounds, which allow it to bring up images that are associated,
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