We all have them………….. moments of LITTLENESS. You know, you need to do something that requires you to reach deep inside and BE MORE.
- For some, it might be getting out of bed and tackling another day.
- For some, it might be making that “difficult” call
- For others, it is sitting an exam or facing an opponent on the sport’s field.
So how can you BE MORE ?
You could pay a therapist to help you be better or try, Popeye’s strategy and swallow a tin of spinach, or, you could PUMP UP THE VOLUME.
A little HEAVY MUSIC has the power to MAKE YOU MORE.
This is the finding of a group of researchers from Northwestern University.
The POWER of music
The team conducted a series of experiments to test the effect of music on people’s “power” perception.
The experiments demonstrated that what you’re listening to, influences how powerful you FEEL.
And it is the music, not the lyrics that is responsible for evoking the power feelings. The undergraduates they studied, consistently acted and felt more confident, when they listened to POWERFUL music.
So what does POWERFUL music sound like ?
The music of POWER
In this particular study, the POWER piece that sparked MORENESS, was Queen’s “WE WILL ROCK YOU”.
But, the team wanted to know, which music, created power experiences. They suspected the bass level was important, since booming voices – ooze POWER.
So they selected a generic piece of unknown music and digitally remixed it, creating a low bass version and a high bass version. They then played this music piece, at a fixed volume and measured participants reactions.
When the high bass version was broadcast, listeners felt empowered. The low bass version, although pleasant, lacked the ability to arouse confidence.
Under the influence
So, next time you need a shot of courage, don’t look to the bottle for help, look to the boom box to change your body chemistry. Blast yourself with some POWER MUSIC.
And……. TAKE ON THE WORLD, AND WIN !
To wire up your brain a little each week ………………..