Event Title

Music In Water: How the Sounds of Water Affect Us

Location

Allegheny B, Hotel Madison, JMU

Start Date

4-5-2019 4:40 PM

Description

The Blue Mind Theory suggests that being in, near, or around water has a positive effect on not only our physical health, but our mental health. Part of this theory is that hearing water sounds has a calming effect on humans. This study sought to show how music with a water based theme affects people as compared to the sounds of water (rainfall, storm sounds, waves, etc.). As a control, participants recorded their current feelings (happy, calm, sad, etc.) on a 10 point scale before listening to anything. The participants then recorded their feelings after listening to the sounds of a body of water for 30 seconds as well as 30 seconds of music with a water theme. The music with a water theme showed to have a similar calming effect as that of actual sounds of water.

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Apr 5th, 4:40 PM

Music In Water: How the Sounds of Water Affect Us

Allegheny B, Hotel Madison, JMU

The Blue Mind Theory suggests that being in, near, or around water has a positive effect on not only our physical health, but our mental health. Part of this theory is that hearing water sounds has a calming effect on humans. This study sought to show how music with a water based theme affects people as compared to the sounds of water (rainfall, storm sounds, waves, etc.). As a control, participants recorded their current feelings (happy, calm, sad, etc.) on a 10 point scale before listening to anything. The participants then recorded their feelings after listening to the sounds of a body of water for 30 seconds as well as 30 seconds of music with a water theme. The music with a water theme showed to have a similar calming effect as that of actual sounds of water.