Friday 14 February 2014

"Weightless" - Marconi Union

This eight minute song is a beautiful combination of arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines that helps slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and lower levels of the stress. The song features guitar, piano and electronic samples of natural soundscapes.

A study was conducted on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and had been given challenging puzzles to complete against the clock in order to induce a level of stress. Different songs were then played, to test their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and brain activity.

According to Dr David Lewis-Hodgson, from Mindlab International, which conducted the research, this song induced the greatest relaxation, higher than any other music tested till date. In accordance to the Brain imaging studies, music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions. The song Weightless can make one drowsy; don't listen to it while driving.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

It didn't work for me because they have sped up the film and the water looks like it's racing frantically.