What is Music? Art, Science, Language?
Is there a power inherent in music itself, or is its influence the result of our cultural experience, our own mental attitudes, and of our aesthetic development?
Why, when listening music our body moves, taps and dances?
How does music evoke emotions? Is this related to a unique correlation of music and the emotional brain, or is it culturally determined?
Is expert music based on education and training or genetics? Or is it both?
What are the effects of music listening and training on the brain?
Is music uniquely human? How do animals and plants sense and produce music?
Are there structures in brain specific to the meaning of music?
Is dissonance based on the anatomy and physics of the ear? Or is it culturally based?
How do infants respond to pitch and melody?
How do babies simultaneously learn different musical rules from different cultures?
At the heart of any scientific explanation of music is an attempt to understand how and why music affects us. The answers to many questions about music now provide a scientific basis to explain how music affects mental clarity, emotional balance, creativity and personal effectiveness. Perception of music is not limited to the ears, but rather the whole body absorbing and perceiving the various sonic waves. These influences profoundly affect the functions of the brain and most of the body's major organs, bodily fluid, and ultimately determine the quality of our life. The research study conducted in Germany proved that music has strong impact on bodily fluids. Furthermore, the structure of the samples can reveal the type of music the test subject had been listening to.