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Dora Lewis

The best music according to your mood

The best music according to your mood

According to research conducted a few years ago by Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, The songs that make you feel more upbeat and energetic are those with positive lyrics, a tempo equal to or greater than 150 beats per minute, and a higher pitch. This is the tempo in which they find rhythms like rock, pop dance or latino  and, according to Jolij, these types of compositions are capable of providing a good amount of energy to the human brain.

The best option when it comes to relaxing is classical and instrumental music with low tones, which ause low brain waves that promote relaxation.Some examples of melodies with these characteristics are: Winter II, Largo, from The Four Seasons, the Largo from the Concerto in D major for strings and guitar.

The fast pace of rock is like an adrenaline rush to the brain, so it’s an ideal rhythm to motivate you when exercising, be it cardiovascular or strength.In addition, several studies have linked this type of music with an increase in endurance, since its tempos help improve physical and cardiovascular performance. Far from the stereotype which labels people who like metal as rude, violent and tough-minded, this type of music can help to release and regulate anger, thus regain stability.

According to a study by the University of Queensland, in Australia, heavy metal does not turn on the people who listen to it, as is often believed, but rather reduces hostility, irritability and stress, as well as helps to process and release rage and anger.

On the other hand, accelerated beat rhythms, with repetitive chord progression such as reggaeton, hip-hop, techno and rap generate an energy that can also be used to exercise the body.

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