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Article "The Neuroscience of Singing" By Cassandra Sheppard on Sunday December 11th, 2016
Singing Together Brings Heartbeats Into Harmony
The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.
The science is in. Singing is really, really good for you and the most recent research suggests that group singing is the most exhilarating and transformative of all.
The good feelings we get from singing in a group are a kind of evolutionary reward for coming together cooperatively.
The research suggests that creating music together evolved as a tool of social living. Groups and tribes sang and danced together to build loyalty, transmit vital information and ward off enemies.
Singing in a group has been a part of tribal traditions for thousands of years.Science Supports SingingWhat has not been understood until recently is that singing in groups triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, and even synchronises our heart beats.
Group singing literally incentivised community over an “each cave dweller for themselves” approach. Those who sang together were strongly bonded and survived.
In her book Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others, Stacy Horn calls singing:
An infusion of the perfect tranquiliser – the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirit.
De eerste helft van mijn toernee "Er klinkt muziek achter elke deur" langs huiskamers en organisaties in het kader van de Warmste week 2016 zit er weer op.
We hebben achter 9 deuren gezongen, en met bijna 150 mensen samen muziek gemaakt en gezongen.
Dag, mijn naam is Els Cuypers. Ik hou van zingen en musiceren. Ik woon in de omgeving van Brussel.