Why does music have an effect on plants?
No valid scientific evidence exists to show that music affects a plants growth.
No repeatable and controlled experiments have been carried out by any competent and qualified person.
No repeatable and controlled experiments have been carried out by any competent and qualified person.
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Answer Music is the best thing in the world and nothing will evercompare to the things that music does to ones soul!!! NEVER!! I think classical is great for growth, but hard core rock brutallykills them. Research has shown that if you compare a musician's brain to thatof an average person, you wil…l see many physical differences.However, if you compare a mathematician's brain to that of anaverage person you will see little differences. This is not tosuggest that the musician's brain is a "better" brain, it justpoints out that music causes change in more parts of the brain.Read "Music Ophelia" by Oliver Sacks ~D Effects of music on individuals can be numerous. Each personunderstands a song or classical piece differently, if even ever soslightly. You may be thinking that no has ever experienced love asyou have, and so no one has been treated badly in a relationshiplike you have. Music first draws you into listening like you neverwould have normally. Conversations about love are mundanesometimes. But music may touch you in a way you that you like. Now,when you hear someone sing about the way he was left for someoneelse, you really hear them! The message may go on to say how thisindividual is going to deal with this person who was so carelesswith their trust. Then you realize that is the same thing youwanted to do; move on and never look back. Now you feel wholebecause you can relate to someone else with the same events intheir life. Now you start looking for more songs that bring outmore of your personality. "Did u ever notice that your mood is different when you listen todifferent music? basically music affects your mood. also classicalmusic has been found to make young toddlers actually smarter. also kids who participate in some sort of musical class have beenfound to do better on SATS and PSSAs. music seriously is good foryou!!!!!!!! and the great thing is music likes can be changed as ugrow to fit ur styles. u can always change wat u like" -Skullbaby55 Answer Music is the universal language of the soul - understood byall, and moving in all its majesty and capacity. It moves the soullike nothing else can. - Denidowi Answer Whenever you watch a movie theres always music in thebackground.......Now think about the scene your watching and try tothink about why the person chose that song.....Its to make you feelit its to give you an emotion and that's what music does in generalwhen some people are hurting they might play a sad song or a happysong to cheer them up. Its all about emotions and connections Answer - In addition to the psychological effects music can have itcan also play a big part in physiological changes. Listening tofast music can speed your heart rate up, therefore, listening toslow/relaxing music can have a calming effect by slowing the heartrate and breathing down. It has been shown to provide pain relief,aid migraines and even boost your immunity. So, music isn't justgood for the soul, but also fantastic for the body and your overallhealth. - Matt Warren (MORE)
There have been proven scientific studies that happy, upbeat, even classical music do improve healthy growth of plants. It is also known that negative/ positive energy, ie mood, can have an effect on plants. If you are happy your plant will be happy. All things in nature respond to energy
I shall do an experiment on this matter and try to report back to soon- by the end of June, I believe. :)
I personally did an experiment on this and found that 3 hours is best i also found that classical music makes them grow a little bit better speed wise.
I t is loud and echoes will bounce of the walls making it loud! .
it depends on the music. if you're planning to play classical, it is proven that classical music (mozart, bach, beethoven) help plants grow. it you're planning to play rap, or something like that, no music would be better. =) IMPROVED ANSWER!-I just did this project this weekend and my results were …that plants grow best with jazz music. Pop music is the runner up and then Rock is next. Country killed the plant(I KNEW IT!) haha but if you really want great results try doing the experiment! Take 3 or 4 plants (that are exactly the same) and test different genres of music and no music at all! Its a fun project for a science fair or just for fun! (MORE)
The effects of music can be different on every person and with every song. I am not just talking about if one person likes a certain song, but another doesn't, I'm talking about "What are the subliminal messages being sent though a song?" Music, like Hip hop, Rap, Rock, and ones of the likes of t…hose stated, are code messages. Throughout the song, there are messages being relayed. Take this for example: "Some things could just (beat and singer pauses) KILL yourself!" That is a small sample of Neuro Linguistic Programming. As you can see, the sentence above doesn't make sense. "Some things could just kill yourself." Why doesn't it make sense? That is because there are two sentences going on: "Some things could just kill." and, "Kill yourself." So, this song is promoting suicide. That is exactly what NLP does. It runs two sentences together, and in our conscious mind we say "Oops, that was a little blooper in the song. Oh well" but our subconscious mind picks it up. "Kill yourself. Kill yourself. Kill yourself." Check this movie out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm9PA-yAf4c But wait, there is more! To make it work, what you need is some kind of emphasis on the word. So, if I said, "I just know that (tap your arm) you hate cheese" See, that sentence made sense, but since I put some emphasis on the word (by tapping shoulder, squeezing hand, snapping finger, pausing, or in a song: a bridge or a beat, or singer screams words) then it becomes a whole new sentence. "You hate cheese, you hate cheese, you hate cheese" That is only one aspect of the effects of music on us. There was research done when one girl was listening to hip hop music on her iPod while getting examined by a doctor. They noticed that her heart rate was beating at an abnormal rate, which was risking her life. The nurses were confused until they told her to shut off her iPod. With the music gone, her heart started beating normally. You don't have to even have your heart being monitored, just walk into a store! One observer stood by a store window, watching people walking from the parking lot to the store. As soon as the people entered the store, their gait changed from normal to the beat of the music. In fact, shopping malls are very dangerous places. Even those announcements can brainwash anyone. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcURS3tHhWo In fact, this trick is so common, it has been around ever since 1975. Most anyone can do it, only if you have a creative imagination, great at talking quick, and able to hold a straight face. Music can be very scary. So, my advice to anyone who is very prolific with secular music: Be careful :) (MORE)
This was a topic on MythBusters.. On the show, it had made the plants grow faster than those without music.
As a 16 yr old i strongly belive that yes music does effect the way we act the way we think it has an effect on alot of what we do today
Too many variables for this question to ever be answered definitively. Just think: first there is the type of music being listened to (and I think we can all agree that different types of music produce different effects on a person); then there are the variations in taste of the listeners (not to me…ntion the fluctuations in mood of each individual listener!), and the kind of work being done. I think our response to music is essentially primal, meaning very instinctive and emotionally based (whereas pure thumping rhythm is even more basic, in that it's physical). I mean who hasn't felt the need to get up and dance or at least move to the beat of a lively tune? And who hasn't experienced an inexplicable heartache or clouding of mood after hearing a particularly sad or haunting piece despite having felt cheerful the moment before? Music can give you energy and get you moving, or it can have an almost narcotic effect, sapping all your will and luring you into a trance-like space. It can lift your spirits like nothing else and transport you into realms of inspiration, illumination, peace and tranquility, or religious & even physical ecstasy. Or (if it's not very good music, or is something you just don't like) it can be an annoying drone you can't escape, distracting you from your tasks at hand & insinuating itself into your consciousness. (MORE)
Illegal downloading of copyright music is reportedly hitting the industry very hard globally. This is due to the fact that revenue is not being collected against these sales for the production companies and the artist's concerned. Some prediction companies have embraced the downloading well by findi…ng ways to secure a track (s) to one person by use of security codes. This has been an improvement for them as they no longer see mass production of the recorded music on DVD, CD which takes a huge amount of finance to maintain and can be copied reasonably quickly. Added to this is the environmental issues of the materiel's used in the cd/dvd production. (MORE)
Music can have many effects on the human body. It can be used for things like drowning out unpleasant sounds and feelings to encouraging the release of tension. Some of the many effects that music can have on the human body are:. Â· Masks unpleasant feelings and sounds. Â· Affects the blood p…ressure and pulse rate. Â· Affects respiration. Â· Regulates stress. Â· Reduces muscle tension and improving body movement and coordination. Â· Strengthens our memory and learning. Â· Boosts the body's immune system. Â· Enhances romance and sexuality. Â· Boosts productivity. Â· Generates a sense of well-being and safety. Â· Fosters endurance. This long list makes you start to see why music can make a large influence on many people. (MORE)
\nListening to classical music can occasionally trigger a thorough exploration of self and mind. A sudden sense of extreme, sometimes painful, awareness of the lack of quality in most popular music genres today and recognition (and often rejection) of the prostitution that we call free-market globa…lization. If you are content in being a slave numbed by the corporate stranglehold on the arts, then stay far far away from any kind of Western art music from Hildegard von Bingen through Xenakis. (MORE)
Side effects of Music (artificially created noises) 1. lake of concentration , ability to remember things decreases 2. energy wastage : for example when you listen epic songs , our vital calories burn & blood flow increases in muscles 3. psychological disorder : relaxing music tends you to be… TOO relax & rock type music tends you to be TOO aggressive in your life 4. hearing : headphones affects your hearing & BASS affects on heart beat etc I dont find any good in MUSIC (MORE)
yes because their brains work different then ours. Sometimes if you play music extremely loud. Some dogs will sleep right through it, Others will bark. Others will walk in a circle.
teens are so easily influenced because they feel just because the rapper or someone does it that it is okay . well its not becasue sooner or later the effect will be a big one
Popular music has been said to effect the youth in our society today in some extreme ways. It is said to sway what they think, believe, encourages violence, drug abuse, immoral behavior, and can be sexually titillating. Popular music is effect our society today in drastic ways, especially in the lan…guage it uses, the ideas and morals it portrays, and the overall sense of dehumanizing that the music we listen to does to us is unnerving. (MORE)
Many types of music affect memory it just depends in what you want it good or bad. If you want a good affect on on your memory you should listen to classical, country, and pop. These are the best music to improve memory because they help create the cells that make up other cells that help bring up y…our I.Q. If you want a bad effect in your memory then try rap, R&B, or uncensored material. These types of music are not the best because of making those cells they only destroy them and evoke a bad personality. (MORE)
Music can change your mood depending on the type. If you're feeling angry, try for some soothing music. Haley Westenra for example. Music is also gives the right effect or feeling in a movie. For example, imagine someone creeping towards a door, slowly turning the knob...what music would suit this? …Life wouldn't be what it is today without music. Everyone needs a bit of music in their life. (MORE)
There are many different viewpoints on this. A selection of contributors' thoughts are included below. Answer 1: DOROTHY RETALLACK STUDY Many scientific studies have been done regarding the effects of music on plants. The simple answer is that past studies have suggested hard rock or heavy meta…l music seems to have a detrimental effect on plant growth. There is a well-known study from the early 1970s, conducted by Dorothy Retallack at the Colorado Woman's College in Denver using the college's three Biotronic Control Chambers. In one series of studies, the tone of F sound was played daily for three hours a day, intermittently in one laboratory, it was played for eight hours a day, constantly, and the control group had no sound introduced. Those plants where the F tone was played intermittingly for 3 hours a day grew twice as large and were twice as healthy as those in a sound-free environment. However, plants in the laboratory where the tone of Fconstantly for 8 hours daily died within two weeks of the experiment's beginning. Dorothy used a growing chamber, a variety of plant species (but the same in each chamber) and made sure the volume was consistent for all forms of music. Different types of music were then utilized in her following experiments. She tried acid rock music by Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge, and Hendrix. It was played to one group of plants and semi-pop music (of the 1970's) to another. The "acid rock music" plants were sickly and small compared to the control group of "semi popular" music (now termed soft rock). The other genres of music she experimented with: were classical music (Debussy), jazz (she use Louis Armstrong among others), and Indian (Ravi Shankar). The plants grew large and healthy, with the plants actually growing towards the radio for each of these three forms of music, just like they bend towards sunlight. Dorothy also experimented with country music (such as Jonny Cash) and found they neither grew toward or away from the speakers and seemed neutral. While Dorothy did have a personal bias and by the end of her research she believed plants could feel and were capable of ESP. She felt perhaps it was the lyrics that the plants didn't like with the acid rock music. It seems the plants like all types of music, except hard, pounding rhythms, but prefer stringed instruments the most. They also didn't like a constant tone played for 8 hours per day, but how many of us do! Effective experiments need to involve the following factors, which Dorothy tried to maintain, but failed to measure the water and soil moisture with an accurate device: . the same plant types across the different conditions . a variety of species across the different conditions . music volume would need to be maintained at a consistent level . strict controls on all other external factors, e.g. light, warmth, etc . consistency of human interaction across the different conditions Answer 2: MYTHBUSTERS Mythbusters have come up with a different result. Their experiments suggested that heavy metal seems to stimulate growth more than other types of music. The culprit is likely the rapid vibration that encourages activity. Perhaps these results could be pursued by searching the Mythbusters website on Discoverychannel. Answer_3:_SMALL_SCALE_EXPERIMENTS">Answer_3:_SMALL_SCALE_EXPERIMENTS"> Answer 3: SMALL SCALE EXPERIMENTS The effect is the same as random noise, i.e. just the physical stress of sound. Music as such has no effect because: 1) Plants are not intelligent. In fact, they don't have a central nervous system. Music can only affect you if you understand it, and plants can't understand anything. 2) Plants have no auditory organs. They can't hear any more than you could hear through your skin if you had no ears. If you look this up on the net, you'll see plenty of small scale experiments with positive results. Unfortunately, these experiments are fatally flawed in several ways. First, they are typically done with just 3 or 4 plants, and with such a small sample size any difference is likely to be from random chance. Second, and perhaps more importantly, the control is silent when it should be random noise with the same frequency spectrum and periodicity as the music. This is the only way to test the effects of music as such, not just the effects of sound. When the experiment is done with a good sample size (thousands of plants) and controlled properly, the results may well be negative. Answer_4:_TRY_EXPERIMENTS_YOURSELF">Answer_4:_TRY_EXPERIMENTS_YOURSELF"> Answer 4: TRY EXPERIMENTS YOURSELF "I tried experimenting myself. After 4 week of experimenting, the following were the results. I observed that the one that was in the best condition was the plant that was in the room with classical music. It grew in the range of 9-16 degrees away from the CD Player. The second best plant was the one in the room with no music. It grew from the range of 11-15 degrees away from the CD Player. The one that didn't do so well was the one in the room with rock music. It grew from the range of 33-85 degrees away from the CD Player. " Answer_5:_CLASSICAL_MUSIC">Answer_5:_CLASSICAL_MUSIC"> Answer 5: CLASSICAL MUSIC Many people swear by Classical music, which is used in some professional greenhouses to stimulate plant growth. In the book, "The Secret Life of Plants," the results of exposure to various types of music on houseplants is explored, among other fascinating plant experiments. Answer_6:_HUMAN_VS_PLANTS">Answer_6:_HUMAN_VS_PLANTS"> Answer 6: HUMAN VS PLANTS The effect of music on plants is drastic. It is found that music stimulates the brain, but it depends what kind of music. For example the high frequency of mechanical waves that run hand in hand with rap and acid rock are damaging to the plant. Some studies have indicated that they do indeed germinate and grow faster and healthier when exposed to Classical music. Soft classic music or sounds of nature, water or birds Answer Myth Busters actually did an experiment to see if it is true that music has an affect on plant growth. They set up several experiments using different types of music and no music. All plants were growing in the same conditions expect for different types of music. Believe it or not, the ones in the greenhouse with heavy metal grew the best. One may take the personal opinion that plants evolved and thrived for years without any form of music (pop, rock, rap or classical), so why would it make a difference now. If there is anything to the theories that abound it would have to do with vibrations/ and or frequency rather than specific music types. However, specific music types certainly emit certain types of vibrations. (MORE)
I actually did my Science project on this. It was found that the slow, piano music like Beethoven calmed my golden retriever and the fast GwenStafani Wind it Up really stressed him out. his heartbeat went from 40 beats per minute for Beethoven to over 85 beats per minute for the fast music. So, if y…ou play fast music it will stress the dog out. But, the calm music is relaxing. (MORE)
i think yes but sometimes coz when u listen to really loud music you like kinda forgot everything coz you listen to that loyd music and ur mind is not stopping thinkin of that music.. i hope this helps. thnkz.
the type of society you live in will depend on the music been played or made.. e.g. if u leave in a "hood" in America, u r most likely to listen to rap music with lyrics or sex and violence
it really depends on how focused you are on the work that your doing, for example, im doing a research paper on a very boring subject, i turn on my i pod and i seem to get it done with an A. i do a math test, the hardest i know of, turn on my i pod and i get distracted the entire time verdict, yes… music does effect your concentration but can effect it in a good way or bad way (MORE)
yes it does. Ahhh that really depends on the person....I always have music on when I am doing homework or whatever, because I cant concentrate without it, but some people find it very distracting so....xx
I had heard years ago about studies purporting that plants responded better to classical music than they did to rock music. The reality is, however, that no noticeable effect has been recorded in growth rates or characteristics of plants subjected to the same decibel levels of noise, whether the sou…nd was white noise (first control group), classical, pop, jazz, blues, gospel, rock, played at normal hearing levels--silence (the second control group). (MORE)
Indeed heavy metal does. If you ever watched episode 23 of Mythbusters then you would know that there were noticeable differences in plant growth - especially for the plants that listened to heavy metal. Which in this case they "listened" to death metal music (which is undoubtedly one of the heavies…t forms of music on Earth) and reportedly, they grew best despite some technical problems. Just think of the rainforest, there are a lot of fauna which means more noise and this means, more plant growth. I don't know about rap music but it seems the more gritty and "disgusting" the music or speech is the more the plants seem to grow. That can't be said for the plants who listened to classical music however. It's quite possible. (MORE)
Many scientific studies have been done regarding whether or not music has an effect on plants and, if so, which music affects plants in which ways. Many studies have suggested hard rock or heavy metal music seems to have a detrimental effect on plant growth. There is a well-known study from th…e early 1970s, conducted by Dorothy Retallack at the Colorado Woman's College in Denver using the college's three Biotronic Control Chambers. In one series of studies, the tone of F sound was played daily for three hours a day, intermittently in one laboratory, it was played for eight hours a day, constantly, and the control group had no sound introduced. Those plants where the F tone was played intermittingly for 3 hours a day grew twice as large and were twice as healthy as those in a sound-free environment. However, plants in the laboratory where the tone of Fconstantly for 8 hours daily died within two weeks of the experiment's beginning. Dorothy used a growing chamber, a variety of plant species (but the same in each chamber) and made sure the volume was consistent for all forms of music. Different types of music were then utilized in her following experiments. She tried acid rock music by Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge, and Hendrix. It was played to one group of plants and semi-pop music (of the 1970's) to another. The "acid rock music" plants were sickly and small compared to the control group of "semi popular" music (now termed soft rock). The other genres of music she experimented with: were classical music (Debussy), jazz (she use Louis Armstrong among others), and Indian (Ravi Shankar). The plants grew large and healthy, with the plants actually growing towards the radio for each of these three forms of music, just like they bend towards sunlight. Dorothy also experimented with country music (such as Jonny Cash) and found they neither grew toward or away from the speakers and seemed neutral. While Dorothy did have a personal bias and by the end of her research she believed plants could feel and were capable of ESP. She felt perhaps it was the lyrics that the plants didn't like with the acid rock music. It seems the plants like all types of music, except hard, pounding rhythms, but prefer stringed instruments the most. They also didn't like a constant tone played for 8 hours per day, but how many of us do! Effective experiments need to involve the following factors, which Dorothy tried to maintain, but failed to measure the water and soil moisture with an accurate device: . the same plant types across the different conditions . a variety of species across the different conditions . music volume would need to be maintained at a consistent level . strict controls on all other external factors, e.g. light, warmth, etc . consistency of human interaction across the different conditions On the other hand, Mythbusters did their own experiments and obtained a different result. Their experiments suggested that heavy metal seems to stimulate growth more than other types of music. The catalyst is possibly the rapid vibration that encourages activity. In the end, it is best to weigh up the evidence and make your own decision on this. Please see related links below. (MORE)
It has had several effects, first of all before people would sitdown and do nothing but listening to music, however nowadays peopleusually do something whilst listening to music in the background,for example exercising, or driving. Another effect is that sincethe digital sound has come out there has… been a lot of piratingmusic. 95% of all music downloaded is pirated.. (MORE)
a good effect ? no or yes i say and its yes especially lady gaga music is good and kesha and david guetta an black eyed peas and shakira and beyonce and Florida and loada of other who i can't write otherwise i fill the page!
I don't think there are any negative effects of African Songs. Some of the positive effects might be: . Enjoyment . A sense of place or community for Africans . Relaxation . Energy
Aside from exposing them to some of the greatest music ever written (in my opinion), I would unfortunately say nothing. There are rumors that having a child listen to classical music will make them "smarter," but this theory has no foundation whatsoever.
The side effect of music instruments is sometimes people get very annoyed if you play it bably
It keeps a tempo and you unknowingly follow it, for novice runners,I recommend a little hip-hop, but not dubstep or anything like thatuntil you are experienced and can keep that kind of pace.
You can research on the Internet plants growth over time and then grow your own plant that you play music on regularly and compare the two.
Techno music stimulates sections f the brain that are more dormantthan others, like all songs do, but in massive quantities. Unlesstechno is played in loud volumes, like most music, it will causeear damage and some brain damage, but in general techno music onlystimulates the mind, allowing you to ei…ther think more clearly, orblock most thought processes, like all music will do to differentpeople, but has higher doses which allows it to be more extremes. (MORE)
Scientific studies have shown that listening to soft,instrumental music can help you to concentrate better -any other kind of music is just distracting.
Most modern music evolved from African Americans. Soul and folk evolved into many genres. It began with jazz and then to blues which went to rock. Themes from rock and jazz were used in early hip hop. Folk evolved into country over time. Pop takes elements from all music genres. In this way, slaves …influenced almost all modern music..... why would anyone want to know this? (MORE)
The sensory stimulation and playful nature of music can help to develop a child's ability to express emotion, communicate, and develop rhythmic movement.
A variety of musical moods may be used to create feelings of calmness, tension, excitement, or romance. Lullabies have long been popular for soothing babies to sleep.
Diagetic means it's actually being heard in the scene itself by the characters, not just by those watching the production. So I suppose they'd react however you would if you heard that kind of music- creepy music might put them on edge, for example.
There hair rises if it's a good song or they dance or the other possibility is they shake their beayty
It is a noise that does not come from an instrument like if a song is about a sea, you could have a wave sound as a special effect.
Music has many different effects on us. For example, rock music may make us mean and nasty. Or country music may make us feel at home, and classical music can makae us tired.lol:)
Yes, music does in fact effect seed growth. My friend Alyssa explored that world when we were in 5th grade. If you play the music loud and set the plant by the speaker when it vibrates it loosens the soil allowing the plant to grow
In the first place, the word is "affect" not "effect." In the second place, the question is too vague to be properly answered. Since modern music IS in point of fact music, it therefore does not actually affect music. The question is in essence asking how something affects itself.
It lets people know what you're feeling without you actually telling them. It's a great way to get out stress and things that you have bottled up inside.
It doesn't. Music today is nothing compared to music then. Music was music. Now it is just a bunch of noise.
What do different kinds of music effects plants growth because I'm having trouble with this homework asiment?
You may be having trouble with this particular HW assignment because there is not one speck of evidence showing that music affects plant growth in any way. This is one of those urban myths that have established themselves, something like the urban myth that we use only 10% of our brains. These thing…s hang on for some reason even though they have been refuted countless times. What teacher gave you this assignment? (MORE)
well, after having lost money, the record company is forced to reduce budgets on how many Cd's it can produce. it can also effect the quality of the music video or the quality of the rhythm in the background. overall the quality of music would go down once the industry starts to lose money from pira…cy (MORE)