The most relaxing tune ever recorded?

3 Jan

Heb je er nood aan om nog even helemaal te ontspannen alvorens er in 2014 opnieuw tegenaan te gaan, dan kan het volgende nummer je volgens een onderzoek van Mindlab helpen. Volgens hun onderzoek is “Weightless”, een 8 minuten durende song, het meest ontspannende nummer uit een lijst van 10 nummers die ze hadden verzameld. Vermits het hier over een éénmalig onderzoek op 40 vrouwen gaat, is de titel ‘most relaxing tune ever’ misschien wel wat overdreven maar beluister zelf het fragment en kijk welk effect het heeft op jou.

 

 

“This eight minute song is a beautiful combination of arranged harmonies,  rhythms and bass lines and thus helps to slow the heart rate, reduce blood  pressure and lower levels of the stress. The song features guitar, piano  and electronic samples of natural soundscapes.

A study was conducted on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and had been  given challenging puzzles to complete against the clock in order to induce a  level of stress. Different songs were then played, to test their heart rate,  blood pressure, breathing and brain activity.

The results showed that the song Weightless was 11 per cent more relaxing  than any other song and even caused drowsiness among women in the  lab.

It induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought them to  a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates.

Moreover, sound therapies have been used for thousands of years to help people relax and improve health and well-being. Among indigenous cultures, music has been the heart of healing and worship. The song, weightless is ideal for unwinding and putting an end to a stressful day.

According to Dr David Lewis-Hodgson, from Mindlab International, which  conducted the research, this song induced the greatest relaxation, higher than  any other music tested till date. In accordance to the Brain imaging studies,  music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those  regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with  emotions. The song Weightless can make one drowsy and hence should not be  heard while driving.

bron: http://dailyhealthpost.com/according-to-scientists-this-is-the-most-relaxing-tune-ever-recorded/

Wil je ook de anderen nummers uit het onderzoek beluisteren, dan kun je hier de lijst terugvinden.

 

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