Nature that has got under our skin and profoundly impacted human culture and society across our history. Individuals with long term illnesses or diseases have also benefited from music therapy. Studies have shown that antidepressants are more effective for patients if they are receiving music therapy (Graf). Music brings people joy, help people express different emotional nuances in life.
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If the music that we are listening to starts to distract us in a way that we focus on the music instead of focusing on the text then our reading performance will suffer. We resist evidence suggesting that music can cloud reason, stir rage, cause pain, even kill.
The relation of Islamic music to the West reveals itself in both musical theory and practice. In older adults, music may result in significantly better sleep quality as well as longer sleep duration, greater sleep efficiency, shorter time needed to fall asleep, less sleep disturbance, and less daytime dysfunction.
One difficulty with appealing to a solution to this ‘paradox of fiction’ is that it is not clear our emotional responses to the expressivity of music are the same as those to emotionally expressive characters. We used onset detection to find the temporal occurrences of sounds for humanizing musical sequences, as explained in the section preparation of humanized music”.