Why do we like to listen to sad songs? Science explains
Listening to a song we like is a great way to relax your body and mind, and can even change your mood. In those days when nothing seems to go right, just put a sad song so that that feeling of peace invades our veins and instantly everything starts to get well. A study by researchers at the Free University of Berlin in Germany revealed that listening to sad songs can improve a person's emotional well-being and make us feel at peace. and nostalgic. The research was published in the journal "PLOS One".
For the investigation, 772 participants were asked to answer a questionnaire with questions about how often they listen to sad songs, in which situations and how they feel. volunteers revealed a complex and positive set of emotions when listening to sad music: peace of mind, tenderness, docility, nostalgia, transcendence and enchantment. "For many individuals, listening to sad songs may even generate beneficial emotional effects." Songs that evoke sadness can be appreciated not only for their aesthetics , for their abstract reward, but also for fulfilling a role for well-being, providing comfort and also regulating negative emotions, "commented the psychologist and author of the study Liila Taruffi
According to the results, the authors found that seeing the unhappiness expressed in songs can alleviate the "pain" of several people. In addition, they also found that sad songs have pleasurable effects and may encourage people to express their emotions.
Some of the most popular titles chosen by the individuals were: Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata; Ah Bing composer - Moon Reflected in the Second Spring; Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings. And for you what is the best song to hear when the sad beats?
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