11 Problems Music Can Solve – Mental Floss

A nice piece on music. My favourite – but it depends on the music:

Grumpy Teens: 

In a 2008 study, researcher Tobias Greitemeyer wanted to study how lyrics impacted teenagers’ attitudes and behavior. To do so, he exposed one group of teens to “socially conscious” songs with a positive message, like Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World.” Another other group listened to songs with a “neutral” message. The researchers then “accidentally” knocked over a cup of pencils. The group listening to positive songs not only rushed to help more quickly, but picked up five times as many pencils as the other group.

11 Problems Music Can Solve – Mental Floss.

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