What is going on in the brains of the people playing the drums?
As many of the people who first played drums of musical instruments fall into a state of confusion as "how the hands and feet move in unevenness!", The drum is the most complex body among a number of instruments It can be called a musical instrument seeking movement. What is happening in the brains of people playing such drums, and what features are often seen in drummers are summarized.
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The following GE (General Electric), The brief summary of what actions are occurring in the body and the brain during actual performance is summarized in the movie created.
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The drummer moves the arm with the stick and hits the drum. This is a result of course that the brain commanded.
And the brain perceives this sound, the cerebral cortex which controls the higher function of the brain becomes active.
When we start carving beats, the auditory cortex just located in the perception of the ears becomes active, and a simple sound changes to music as a whole brain function.
If you continue playing for a longer period of time, myelination (syncope) that forms synapses of neurons occurs in the brain and the brain's ability to play is gradually strengthened.
By continuing to play, the cycles of thinking in the brain and the sound heard with the ears are repeated, and the function is further strengthened in the brain.
In this way, in the brains of the drummer who practiced repeatedly, the evolution which is superior to the performance has occurred, and an accurate time feeling and the style of performance are built.
It is said that the effects of performance of rhythm instruments such as drums are not limited to this, and the effect of enhancing the ability of the whole brain is also recognized. According to experiments conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, a person who received an intelligence test after precisely engraving a certain rhythm with a drum stick is more likely to have tested than a person who did the same test without carving a rhythm It is said that results are shown to show high results. In addition, it seems that the tendency that the person who carved the rhythm has a better result is also confirmed when carrying out the test to measure the problem solving ability.
It is said that attempts are also being made to incorporate musical instrument performance into the scene of psychotherapy (therapy). This is thought to have the effect of playing a drum, which secretes endorphins of narcotic substances in the brain, resulting in positive emotions and actions to cooperate with the surrounding people. In addition, when I was listening to the drum performance for a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease, there was anecdotal that a woman who did not talk about for a year spoke out his son's name, and the performance of the drum and the sound itself It seems that it has a function to stimulate the human brain.
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Among those who are doing bands, there are things sometimes told that "the drummer is the most visible in the band", but if you hear the effect of improving the ability to solve problems, that expression is hit It seems that I am convinced without thinking that it is far from long.
To see a glimpse of the height of drummer's "brain power", the followingAntonio SanchezIt seems to be helpful for performance by. When I listen to a cowbell carving a certain rhythm and a complicated drum phrase played with both hands and a right foot, two people play at the same time, although I start singing a cowbell with a heel of a left foot from the middle of a drum solo It seems that it seems to be.
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