Encourages Bonding & Empathy
Music is literally as old as time. In fact, a flute carved from bone and ivory was discovered in 2009 and dated over 35,000 years old. But that leaves us with the question of why music – a mostly pleasure-oriented activity – was important even during the hunting & gathering stage of human history. It was important then and still is because not only is music pleasurable, but it also plays a vital role in strengthening our social bonds, which was just as significant in early civilization as it is now.
Of course, music can be played or listened to independently; however, it is also a powerful social tool that encourages bonding and empathy. Research studies have indicated that music has an effect on the circuits in the brain that are responsible for empathy, trust, and cooperation, or in other words, the ability to connect with others. Consider purchasing a Bose speaker to play your favourite music with your friends. This is one of the biggest reasons that music has survived for centuries and is still a powerful tool for human connection and interaction. So if you’ve been feeling a little disconnected lately, it may be time you plug into your favorite music and invite someone to enjoy it with you.
Continue reading to learn how music can also improve your physical health.