When darkness envelops the soul, the donations sometimes, but only sometimes, like a soft coat heat. In a strange way, somewhat Comforting lies dormant in the mild grief, as if you were again unhappy, in love with a Teenager. In such moments, sad, melancholic music embalmed in a special way to the soul.
Simon and Garfunkel have taken this feeling in the first line of the Folk-classic "Sound of Silence" perfectly into words: "Hello darkness my old friend, I've come to talk with you again".
Depressive want sad pieces
In a sad mood, it feels especially good to listen to sad music. This effect have just seen psychologists to Sunkyung Yoon of the University of South California in a sample, as they report in the journal Emotion. The scientists compared 38 students, in whom Depression had been diagnosed, with just as many, which this mental Suffering is spared.
The participants heard pieces of music of different emotional coloring, and decide then, what tunes would you like to hear it again. Among the depressed participants, the desire was much more pronounced, to hear again the sad pieces.
The psychologists are based on a small sample, but the study is for two reasons. The researchers replicate Sunkyung Yoon, the results of a study from the year 2015. At that time psychologists to Yael Millgram in the journal Psychological Science reported that people with clinical Depression prefer sad music. But the scientists Millgram had not asked their subjects why they wanted to listen to rather melancholy pieces.
And so the conclusion the researchers concluded four years ago that depressed people prefer sad music, because it can get your mind Deep in an upright position. The conclusion, therefore, was, mutatis mutandis: Depressive actions and decisions are often so that you can get your Depression to maintain or even reinforce.
How the presence of a friend
but the new study speaks now. The volunteers said that sad songs can improve instead of your mood and you find in it peace and relaxation – according to the Motto: "Hello darkness my old friend."
Similar notes were discovered a few years ago already scholars of the Irish University of Limerick: Acute dejected people preferred here, too, sad music. And they said, among other things, that these sounds had a similar on you as in the presence of a friend. Sometimes it can sad music really bathing, so that the soul is refreshed afterwards. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 01.05.2019, 21:42 PM