The Trigger to Our Dance Moves – Bass in Dance Music
Dance music has a seemingly automatic trigger in getting people to dance and move. People irrespective of age or culture, automatically behind moving to the moving or tapping their feet or fingers when they are exposed to dance music. Even if you are one who does not like dance music, the reaction to the music happens all by itself. Studies have been conducted to understand how people automatically begin moving their bodies to the music and has concluded that the low frequencies of the songs have a part to play. The brain can process the low frequencies (the bass) and synchronize with the rhythm of the song and in turn triggers movements in the body in time to the music.
The Science Behind the Rhythm
Bass is often used heavily in music and has been for centuries. It is what constitutes music and movement across several cultures. According to the culture and the manipulation of the base, dance movements have also been designed to go with the flow of the bass and blend with the culture.
The tone of the song is a blend of both the low-pitched bass sounds and the high-pitched melody that when mixed form the song. A study that was conducted confirmed that the heavier the bass, then stronger the brain is affected by the need to synchronize. The theory only goes to prove why heavy bass music triggers movements in people even if they are not interested in the music genre. The study went on to try different volumes of the same heavy bass music. The conclusion was that the volume had no effect on the actual synchronization of the brain and that the music triggered movement even when the volume was low.
How the Human Brain is Influenced – The Science
Researchers were able to deduce that the synchronizing effect of the bass on the brain is because the brain structures are used to help with planning and the controlling of the senses. While the theory is strong and makes sense, researchers suggest that the result is probably only scratching the surface of what the science is behind music and dance. The possibility of further medical influence exists when it comes to delving further into the arena.
For now, music is being used as a therapeutic remedy in the treatment of brain damage and clinical rehabilitation for people with any motor disorders. If the study can progress further, the influence of dance music on procedures could be enhanced to a significant level. For dance music to be used massively on a clinical scale, the music should be studied on how it helps with the alteration of brain cells from infancy to adulthood. The concluding result will provide mastery of information with how dance music can add value to life; apart from the furious tapping, it offers in the entertainment sector of our lives. The promise and fascination with dance music are left to be discovered in the future of research.