The effect of listening to music on human transcriptome

Posted on March 16, 2015

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A new study finds that listening to classical music enhances the activity of genes involved in learning and memory. It is the first study to scrutinize about the transcription of the gene across the entire genome.

The study brings to light the vast effects of music on the brain.

Music has,indeed, the power to improve memory, cognitive performance and development. Music is somewhat inevitable in the modern times, where many people plugs into their "own" world as soon as they leave their home. It is in fact, crucial for us to learn about the array of advantages we will be entitled to, from hearing music- in the case, specifically classical music.

The study was based on 48 participants who were to listen a classical music of Mozart, and interesting results were collated. In general, the results showed that classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in synaptic neurotransmission and dopamine secretion, both of which are essential in memory and learning. However, there were differences between musically inclined people and non-musicall inclined people.

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