The True Power Of Music

1181 WordsDec 14, 20165 Pages
Music is an important factor to the life of every human. It invokes the the strongest of emotions and can trigger long forgotten memories, even after years of suppression. Humans tend to take the mysterious power of music for granted, however after this paper I hope to reveal the true power of music and how it could be the greatest things to have ever happen. All throughout history, music follows and evolves with mankind to become a natural occurrence where without music, the world would feel empty, why might that be? Ben Mauk, a contributor to Life’s Little Mysteries, believes, “As stimulation for food and sex are important for an organism 's survival, the fact that similar neural activity is observed in responses to features in music suggests that there could be some evolutionary advantage to the ability to hear — or hum — a good tune” (Mauk). While Mauk’s belief of music’s existence is because of instinctive stimulation, I believe music is popular because of the multitude patterns that the human brain can follow. The human brain attempts to find patterns in everything it performs, for example a worker performing their daily tasks but when they break that system they may be unsure what to do with their extra time. Even though we might disagree in the invention of music but we could both agree on that music brings people together. On the other hand, Tom de Castella, a writer for BBC News Magazine, would argue, "‘It can be lonely travelling through public space and using

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