Friday, June 8, 2012
Metallica and Mood Swings
Columbia University professor and psychiatrist Galina Mindlin believes that listening to songs with a certain number of beats per minute can trigger specific mental states (e.g. productivity, relaxation, etc). She argues that changing the type of music is a cheap - and no-side-effect - remedy to the ups and downs of life.
Metallica, according to Mindlin, can help relieve depression. Mindlin also noted one patient who was a B student who became an A student after switching the type of music she listened to when she studied. Also, fast-frequency music can help ADHD patients whose brains enter a dreamlike state when overwhelmed.