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  1. I don't quite understand what “brain activity”means. The brain is always active, the brain is always at work, it does not have any rest or smoke breaks. Therefore, I will answer from my own assumption, what was meant by this question. So.

    First, it should be said that the” Mozart Effect ” does not exist. This is the supposed beneficial effect of listening to Mozart's works, which increases intelligence by 10 points, improves sleep, memorization, harmonizes the body's biological flows, increases potency, allows you to recall past life experiences and pass the Unified State Exam in Russian by 98 points. No, no, and no again. This effect is a myth and it was refuted by its own discoverer, but it was too late, because they decided to make a good profit on it and began selling books about this effect, and so they raised the sales of good old Wolfgang Amadeus quite well. If you want, you can find information about it if you wade through hundreds of pages with ads for it for pregnant women and other sympathizers.

    Secondly, it is often mentioned that rock and metal music is the music of smart people, and often schoolchildren with high intelligence indicators prefer it. I can't cite any research (because I just didn't look for it), but it seems to me that this has its own reason and it looks something like this. Children with higher academic performance may be socially unsuited. Getting labeled “nerds”,” nerds”,” nerds”, etc.is quite easy for them. If you add to this some hobby that is not quite standard for everyone else, then the gap with peers can be increased even more. This is morally difficult in an already difficult period of life, like adolescence. Rock and metal music offers some relief from these feelings, can give the feeling that you are not alone and you are understood. In this regard, a similar relationship may take place. Although, if you are honest and search for translations of songs of a dozen or two favorite rock bands, it may well turn out that they do not sing very intellectual things.

    Third. Classic. A favorite topic of discussion is that this is really music for the intellectual elite and just a storehouse of pleasure for the subtle connoisseur. This has its own truth, with a certain caveat. In order to really understand and feel the “classics”, you need to be very knowledgeable in this environment and almost specifically learn to listen to it. Otherwise, when programmers tell a person (like me) about the elegance of a solution in lines of code, it will be just as boring as a person who is far from classical music, listening to operas by Wagner or Glinka. Although, one friend believes that this can be fixed quite easily. Follow the video link below:


    (however, this does not mean that it will make anyone smarter, just that you will spend time trying to figure it out)

    Fourth. There is one way to get some brain development from music. This is personally doing it myself, especially learning to perform it with your hands (I love electronic music gently and reverently, but that's not the point). Thus, many areas of the brain that are responsible for motor skills, visual memory, auditory memory, perception, abstract thinking, etc.are involved. And any things that involve processing and including new information or skills in activities on a regular basis delay the onset of senile dementia, which is also pleasant. You can also find information about this.

    Well, the only difference in brain activity when listening to different music will be whether you like it or not. So listen to what you like and enjoy.

  2. Again, what does “affect” mean, any action and event associated with a certain person affects his brain.

    If you're saying that if you listen to rock or classical music and become smart, then all this is nonsense, you won't be fucking smart if you don't work. I'm telling you that.

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