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    Does music influence you in anyway?

    Would constantly listening to any type of music influence you psychologically in anyway?

    Why do people have different "tastes" in music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Effervescent
    Does music influence you in anyway?
    1. Appropriate music in stores encourages you to buy things. This has been established by research. Therefore, if I am in a store which is playing music and I feel an inclination to buy something I carefully and objectively examine my need for that item.
    2. Prolonged exposure to music above 80 decibels will cause hearing loss.
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    Would constantly listening to any type of music influence you psychologically in anyway?
    It would reinforce the characteristics that had led you to like that type of music in the first place.
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    Why do people have different "tastes" in music?
    Because -
    a) they have different ranges and sensitivity of hearing
    b) they have different perceptions of pitch
    c) they have had different exposure to music during their lives
    d) they are influenced to varying extents by the choices of their peers and parents
    e) someone has to like R.E.M.


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    1. Appropriate music in stores encourages you to buy things. This has been established by research. Therefore, if I am in a store which is playing music and I feel an inclination to buy something I carefully and objectively examine my need for that item.
    Wow that's interesting.

    Would listening to music containing sex messages enhance one's mood our thought on sex? As well as depressing music make one more depressed? etc.

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    It absolutely does. This is the whole idea behind feng-shui and such. I have experienced myself that listening to music mostly makes you’re current emotion stronger. So I’f you are depressed and you’re going to listen to slow and tragic music you get even more depressed. They use this concept in movies. Sometimes while watching a movie you don’t even notice the music is there, but it is and has great influence on your emotions.
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    depend on what you mean. makes me feel happy, no. makes me feel evil and destructive
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    That's what I said!! It strongens the curent feeling
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    Einstein played the violin. He also became the greatest scientist the world has ever known. Coincidence? I think not.
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    Ophiolite, from your list, I find that one element is missing, namely an individual factor. Is it not possible that the interest in Heroic society - per example - can drive one to appreciate Wagner?
    There are - in my opinions - certain depths and emotions to music that can be accessed - of course through experiences - but not just through other music. Is music not - after all - more than sound?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The P-manator
    Einstein played the violin. He also became the greatest scientist the world has ever known. Coincidence? I think not.
    That accounts for why he had a passion for fiddling with women then.
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    Yes. Is sexual influence valid as an intelligence-booster?
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    Music can indeed be used as a tool to influence people's behaviour. The easiest example is military mars-music, which they used to play just before going to battle. But there are more subtle examples as well. For example in the Netherlands they decided to play boring old-fashioned music and classical opera in underground parking places, to create a mellow peacefull athmosphere. But the main effect is that agressive youngsters who can't stand that music are driven out. Would sure work for me, I can't listen to that music for more then 5 minutes :wink:

    Actually it's quite easy to set up an experiment with music. In a documentary they showed that a group of children became very relaxed when music was played with a rythm slower then their average heartbeat, while they all started to stand up and run around when the rythm was made faster then their normal heartbeat.
    And something I've tried out myself is playing a wargame with loud, agressive music. My scores increased significantly. If you have a game like Unreal Tournament, try playing it with System of a Down on 8)
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    So, would heavy metal influence you to kill?!
    I mean it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.E.A.P.
    So, would heavy metal influence you to kill?!
    I mean it!
    I don’t think so. As I already said I believe it only makes your current emotions stronger, it doesn’t make totally new ones. Especially when you are happy, music wont make you kill people. (Or it might make you kill the musicians, but that‘s a total different story :wink: )
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    Quote Originally Posted by The P-manator
    Einstein played the violin. He also became the greatest scientist the world has ever known. Coincidence? I think not.
    its a rather coincident. He became a great scientist since he had a psykological abnormality
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    Quote Originally Posted by Effervescent
    Does music influence you in anyway?
    Would constantly listening to any type of music influence you psychologically in anyway?
    Yes it sometimes influnces me . It dosent leave my head for .5 to1 day!!!
    Do you think this is something which i should worry about???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Effervescent
    Does music influence you in anyway?
    1. Appropriate music in stores encourages you to buy things. This has been established by research. Therefore, if I am in a store which is playing music and I feel an inclination to buy something I carefully and objectively examine my need for that item.
    2. Prolonged exposure to music above 80 decibels will cause hearing loss.
    Quote Originally Posted by Effervescent
    Would constantly listening to any type of music influence you psychologically in anyway?
    It would reinforce the characteristics that had led you to like that type of music in the first place.
    Quote Originally Posted by Effervescent
    Why do people have different "tastes" in music?
    Because -
    a) they have different ranges and sensitivity of hearing
    b) they have different perceptions of pitch
    c) they have had different exposure to music during their lives
    d) they are influenced to varying extents by the choices of their peers and parents
    e) someone has to like R.E.M.
    He is correct to the letter. To expand with a hypothesis: THat depends on the MEANING you brain preceives as it hears the music. The emotion the sound brings to the brain as it reacts memory wise and such. For example, you may find a song sad since the lyrics is sad (as it describes a poor situation) or you may find it uplifting since it reminds you the troubles have passed.

    Example on the perception of music: Shopping at the HELL HOLE OF THE WORLD "menards" while they play that music over and over and over and OVER can make me go stark raving mad. I think the point of this music type is o repeat it so much it's drummed into your subconscious that you will "save big money wheen you shop menards". Personally, it has the opposite effect on me. It makes me never want to buy anything there ever again, due to the nails on chalkbord effect it has on my brain due to the repetetiveness.
    However, on some it makes them buy MORE (this is most likely the dumber crowed).

    I will further this by suggesting that it is the LYRICS, not the music itself, that binds you to the spell of hypnotic *DO THIS* effects. The music just makes it flow smoother in your brain so you accept it easier. I can think of A number of other effects, including personal placement of the music itself (such as placing the music to an instance in your life, but even then it might as well be lyrics. Only this time you made a musical in your mind) memory wise.

    P.S: FEAR my megaparagraphs. I also have the Menards theme stuck in my head. Gah! Cure this thread!
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