The Positive Effects of Music Listening

As a species, humans have an innate ability to discriminate between musical tones and other sounds. Each of the four elements of music—pitch, tempo, rhythm, and melody—can be refined through separate pathways in the brain.

Listening to Music can Boost IQ and Language Skills

Verbal understanding is enhanced by listening to music. One study found that children aged 4 to 6 who took music lessons for a month showed significant improvements in verbal intelligence, namely in melodies, pitch, beat, and vocal. The results suggest that musical training has a “transfer effect,” which helps kids both understand and articulate what they hear.

Listening to Music can Help Alleviate Sadness

When listening to music, hormone levels change almost instantly. Since certain songs encourage the brain to release dopamine and serotonin, which lead to increased feelings of happiness and well-being, music can be thought of as a natural antidepressant. Norepinephrine, a hormone that reinforces feelings of well-being, is also produced.

Music is a Memory Booster

Learning new material is easier with the help of music. Most of us have found that learning the words to a song is far simpler and takes much less time than learning the material for a class. The reason for this is that music stimulates the brain. Consequently, the mind stores anything it finds rewarding.

“Queen of Christmas” Title of Mariah Carey’s Song being in Question

Mariah Carey’s holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas,” has been a Christmas classic since 1994 and a consistent chart-topper in recent years, making her practically synonymous with the holiday.

 

Last year, Carey attempted to formally establish her rule by submitting a petition to copyright the moniker “Queen of Christmas,” making it impossible for anybody else to use it. However, the Trial Trademark and Appeal Board ultimately rendered a “judgment by default” earlier this week of November 2022 and denied Carey’s trademark application.

 

Christmas Singers who Challenged Carey’s Assertion

 

At least two other singer-songwriters who are well-known for their holiday songs publicly disagreed with Carey’s claim to the throne: Elizabeth Chan and Darlene Love, who claim that David Letterman dubbed them the as the music’s only full-time Christmas singer-songwriter nearly three decades ago.

For the previous ten years, Chan has only published music and goods associated with Christmas, according to a court document. Carey hasn’t publicly commented on her unsuccessful trademark bid but is open to sharing the title.

 

Carey’s ability to get into the holiday spirit has not been hindered in any way by the choice. This month she has published a children’s book titled “The Christmas Princess“, and she has also introduced a line of holiday-themed bath and body products.

 

Meanwhile, the other Christmas singer queens have voiced their relief that the title can be shared safely with anybody who desires it.

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