A lot is known about the Human Brain, and a lot, is not. That statement, doesn't add a lot of value, does it - maybe it does?
Read external articles;
- "children who practiced music at a young age tended to have more white matter in a part of the brain".......... "Practicing an instrument before age seven likely boosts the normal maturation of connections between motor and sensory regions of the brain" - The Huffington Post (new window).
- Read "a story" from Psychology Today (regarding anxiety), which is hardly a cover-all, but may be relevant, none the less
The whole Music affair seems to be about expression and responses - I hit a pot with a spoon, and will feel an after effect, traveling at the speed of sound. This "sounds" like two things happening, but is in fact, numerous processes.
- I must know how to hit the Pot, and the physical motions involved - many.
- Once the sound returns to the Brain via the Ears or other physical detection, the Brain can respond in a number of ways.
- A myriad of Chemical changes can occur - many from the hitting action, and more from the sensory reaction to it - what even happens, before the decision to hit the Pot, intentionally?
- The engagement, doesn't really stop.
Of course, one can hit the Spoon with the Pot, creating a different sound :) - involving an accident or the Imagination.
Ever know someone (young or old), with little tolerance of Noise, but not Music ? - it could be that they are listening to the "foreground", too intensely. Generally, a Music Lesson is focussed; sequential sounds, but without interruption - and nothing else, expected. This, may be the Key - Peace, within expected structured Sounds...