After completing the HUMS (see Appendix 1), I obtained a score of 24 out of 25 for the ‘Healthy’ questions (Questions 3, 5, 6, 9, and 11), and a score of 10 out of 40 for the ‘Unhealthy’ questions (Questions 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12).These scores suggest that I engage in healthy music use.It started at a holiday party in South Minneapolis a few weeks before my son was born.
The left hemisphere is principally responsible for the processing of speech, and when damaged, individuals lose a between different tones and pitches in notes, falling in line with the findings of Merrett and Wilson (2011) who suggest that music training is related to improvements in auditory function. As with many other people, I often use music as an emotional outlet.Listening to, and producing music can have an incredible influence on my emotions, and there are often times where I listen to certain types of music to elicit the feelings I want to experience in that moment.While music is sometimes used as a way to escape the stresses of every day life, it has also become an integral part of how I connect with many of my peers. Linking prenatal experience to the emerging musical mind. In today’s day and age, with the expansion of the internet, music has the incredible ability of bringing people together from all corners of the world. Effects of Personal Music Use on Cognition and Emotion The University of Melbourne MUSI20149 Word Count: 2095 Part 1: Complete the Healthy-Unhealthy Uses of Music Scale (HUMS).Write a reflective summary of your responses and comment on the health of your use of music.He signs "cry" and "home" to the chorus of the Dixie Chicks' "Travelin' Soldier." He acts out scenes and moods from the film as he listens to the soundtrack, performing the complex mental link of instrumental music to remembered action on the screen.He dances, demanding that we watch him, his joy magnified by the audience. Throughout all his engagement with music and movement, language percolates outward in all his modes of communication, bringing us into his world, opening new pathways for us to connect.Part 2: Explain how your use of music might impact your cognitive function. Draw on the research literature from both the “music and the brain” and “music in schools” lectures to support your ideas.