Our brains are all about that bass
The low end elevates people’s self-confidence and action to higher levels. Deep, booming bass has psychological applications that can be applied to achievement. This is the string theory wordplay I’ve been waiting 20 years for. 😉
By William Park
The Tweet: “Deep and loud bass in music makes our brain feel powerful.”
Scientists from the US uncovered how listening to music with a lot of bass makes you feel more powerful, and could improve your success at sports or in business. The researchers were curious about why so many sportsmen listen to music before games or competitions and wanted to see if there was any psychological benefit to pumping yourself up like this.
“When watching major sports events, my co-authors and I frequently noticed athletes with their earphones on while entering the stadium and in the locker room,” says Dennis Hsu, author of the research. “The ways these athletes immerse themselves in the music – some with their eyes steely shut and some gently nodded along the beats – seem as if the music is mentally preparing and toughening them up for the competition…
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