The Music That You are Listening to is Impacting Your Mental Health

A study conducted at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Aalto University in Finland and Aarhus University in Denmark was done to see what is the link between your music listening habits, your mental health and your neural responses to the different types of musics through a combination of behavioural and neuroimaging data.

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Don’t most people seek out music that reflects their mood, not the other way around?  Years back, I remember a news piece on a setup that would apply electrodes/whatever and based on your brainwaves – construct music for playback.  The subjects enjoyed the result…

Ever wondered if the categorization of the music has less to do with the lyrics and more to do with ambient noise, structure, beat etc?  It is about how a person is using music, not what they are listening to.  Additionally, listening to ‘extreme’ music makes you more positive (study):

…psychologists have found that rather than increasing anger or aggression, listening to loud and chaotic music actually helps listeners feel inspired and calm.

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Fat

The whole fat-free diet craze of the 1990’s really messed up the way people think about healthy eating. But the truth is, the kind of fat you eat isn’t the same kind that makes your pants feel tight — and your body absolutely needs the delicious kind of fat to function properly.

While your activity level, age, and current health status determine exactly how much fat you should eat, the government’s  daily allowance for most women is the equivalent of five or six teaspoons of oil from food sources like avocado, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, margarine, mayo, and salad dressing.

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Some of the “signs” are worthless.  Being hungry does not indicate a need for fat in your diet.  That’s like saying craving salt means your body recognizes a deficiency – not true either.

All things in moderation…