We’re sure most people out there will agree that music has a direct effect on their mood. Scientifically speaking, music can alter brain chemistry and trigger neural pathways that can increase positive emotions. Studies have show that even “sad” sounding music can elevate people’s mood and evoke lighter states of mind by releasing the emotions and/or by resonating with them.
Music companies like 8 Tracks are having success with mood based playlists, demonstrating that general public indeed respond to categorising music by mood and activity. Initiatives such as the Sync Project have mapped emotions and psychological processes evoked by music and their variety of effects on cognitive processes such as memory and a focus.
At Nada Brahma we know that music is social as well as biological. Our approach sees a person’s emotions as their ‘processing system’. One of the macro ingredients to ‘musical nutrition’ is YOU. Each person has their own individual mood dynamics as well as cultural background. We utilise your bio-metric input and user preferences to personalise music more and more to your individual needs, tastes and dynamics. Our musical nutrition technology can analyse the mood dynamics of each song as well as how it relates to your personal mood and life context. We can therefore personalise to your individual needs as well as facilitate healthy emotional processes for greater self awareness and self-development which can help you to reach your full potential.
The number of people loosing sleep do to stress and anxiety as well as sleep disorders are all on the rise. The NHS has published reports highlighting ‘sleep problems in the UK’ and the importance of sleep for health and wellbeing. They note how sleep problems play a direct role in increasing health problems. Similarly, the Mental Health Foundation has carried out studies and reports on how quality of sleep has direct impact on mental health and wellbeing.
At Nada Brahma we optimise sonic content and personalise music to your individual needs in order to facilitate more people getting the rejuvenating sleep they need. Studies have shown that being exposed to low tempo and low energy music before bed will facilitate deeper relaxation and individuals going to sleep. Specific types of personalised music can influence the discharge of hormones. Music listening has been found to extend the release of endogenous opioids and oxytocin. And for people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia, scientific analysis has shown certain types of music can facilitate your go to sleep quicker and enable overall-higher sleep quality.
At Nada Brahma our technology personalises to your bio-feedback and your user preferences to firstly assist you to relax before sleep. You can then also use the songs which you personally enjoy relaxing to and/or our bio-resonant music which is personalised to your individual needs. You can rate your night sleep and rate the songs/music for how effective it is. It’s designed to create an improved and trackable plan for how music is affecting your relaxation and sleep cycles. Nada Brahma enables key insights on how music and sound can work towards you having an improved nights rest.
Utilising music for study and concentration has been a definite trend and has given rise to numerous apps like ‘Focus At Will‘, radio stations such as “Classical Focus” and even Spotify playlists. But how many of these are science backed and truly effective? Is it just placebo effect?
At Nada Brahma we look at the Art & Science of Music and the Brain. There has been significant research to show that Music can enhance memory, increase focus, and expand creativeness. Together with the fact that music reduces stress, music may also block out distractions and background noise—promoting focus and concentration. That said, the consequences of background music depend upon the specific characteristics of that song as well as the specific psychological feature demands of the task at hand, your individual needs, the context of the task, and therefore the personal preferences of the individual exposed to the music. Our ‘music nutrition’ technology looks at this very interface so we can personalise to you, your brain and your life context.
There is enough significant research to say that an overall recommendation is to listen to music with no lyrics for more effective studying. Each person’s brain is individual so until our personalised platform is available, the best practice is to listen to the instrumental music that works best for you.
Many of us naturally turn to our favorite music to calm ourselves and/or change our mood. It can be an intuitive way in which many of us handle stress and anxiety. But do you know that music has also been shown to effect physiological indicators of stress? Music has indeed been proven to slow breathing, heart rate and lower blood pressure.
Although listening to music has great benefits, some of the biggest benefits for stress reduction are in singing and playing music. When people sing and play music both endorphins and oxytocin can be released. Endorphins can foster euphoric feelings and boost mood. Oxytocin can reduce stress and anxiety in a person. Singing and playing music changes your brain chemistry in a positive way. This is why Nada Brahma includes music games and activities designed to support your wellbeing and potential.
WORKING OUT & PHYSICAL EXERCISE
Robust research across UK and Europe has demonstrated it’s all the non-cognitive that supports the cognitive. For your brain health as well as overall health working out and physical exercise are essential. At Nada Brahma we promote a healthy lifestyle… But what exactly is the role of music in all of this?
Key findings show that music tends to enhance the retrospective outlook of a physical exercise. In a study at McMaster University, people who listened to music during an intense workout tended to look back upon the experience more favorably than when they worked out in silence. Music can also help the body maintain rhythm. In a study by Sheffield Hallam University, cyclists who worked out in time with background music used 7% less oxygen than cyclists who did not match their motions with the beat—following the beat helped cyclists maintain their pace and decrease excessive energy usage. Music has even been shown to accelerate recovery after a workout, by activating the nervous system responsible for lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
NADA BRAHMA – AN INTEGRATIVE PLATFORM
At Nada Brahma we’re dedicated to unlocking the secrets of Musical Nutrition. The macro-ingredients of ‘Musical Nutrition’ are Voice, Rhythm, Structure and You. The more you use our platform the more it personalises to your individual tastes, needs and goals. The other key feature is all our work and platform features are integrative. Very simply put, if you’re not sleeping well, you’re more than likely going to have problems concentrating. If you’re stressed it’s more than likely that the stress will affect your mood. From a neural-performance perspective, it’s not very effective to only have one app in study music or another in sleep music, to really increase your neural-performance you need a full spectrum integrative cognitive framework. By having an integrative platform we can better personalise to you, your needs, dynamics and life context and deliver real life results. We facilitate your understanding of how music is affecting you and how you can utilise it further to achieve your goals…we unlock the secrets of Musical Nutrition.