Does Music Affect Your Mood?
New research shows that even sad music can lift your mood, while other studies suggest music can boost happiness and reduce anxiety. From the drumbeats of our ancient ancestors to today’s unlimited streaming services, music is an integral part of the human experience.
Researchers have pondered the possible therapeutic and mood-boosting benefits of music for centuries.
The research involved three surveys of more than 2,400 people in the United Kingdom and Finland, focusing on the emotions and memorable experiences associated with listening to sad songs. The majority of experiences reported by participants were positive.