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Regardless of your age, incorporate the piano into your life for better health.
- Playing the piano has been shown to relieve stress and stimulate brain functions.
- Piano lessons are a common form of therapy for those suffering from ADHD.
- Intellectual development is strong in children who play the piano.
The development of eye-hand coordination is one of the most intriguing benefits of playing the piano. Interestingly, as you learn to perform, you become better at split concentration as well. The ability to play with both of your hands has profound cognitive benefits.
And physical benefits: Piano performance strengthens your hand muscles. The list doesn't stop there: improved language skills, better memory, stimulation of growth hormones, and improved neuroplasticity are just some of the benefits of learning to play the piano.
While the benefits are extensive for children—learning how to accept criticism, for example, is an important life skill—the list remains long for adults as well. Just like learning a language, picking up a musical instrument has important mental and emotional health benefits that last for a lifetime.
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Certain colors are globally linked to certain emotions, the study reveals.
- Color psychology is often used in marketing and can even alter your perception of products and services.
- Various studies and experiments across multiple years (2010, 2014, 2015, and more recently in 2019) have given us more insight into the link between your personality and your favorite color.
- The results of a study spanning 6 continents (30 nations) shows a definite correlations between colors and emotions throughout the globe.
The root of color psychology<span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9e40cf62fa8922fcca6c57e2fcb215b6"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OM4fXB23pCQ?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span><p><strong>Color psychology is often used in marketing and can even alter your perception of products and services.</strong><br></p><p>There is a very likely chance you've even been "fooled" by color marketing in the past, or chosen one product over another subconsciously due to colors that are targeted to influence your emotions towards the product or service.</p> <p>Companies that want to be known for being dependable often use blue in their logos, for example - we see this in technology companies such as Dell, HP, IBM). Companies who want to be perceived as fun and exciting go for a splash of orange (Fanta, Nickelodeon, even Amazon). Green is, of course, associated with natural, peaceful emotions and is often used by companies like Whole Foods and Tropicana. </p> <p><strong>Your favorite color says a lot about your personality. </strong></p><p>Various studies and experiments across multiple years (<a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49595886_Personality_Traits_and_Colour_Preferences" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2010</a>, <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jopy.12087" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2014</a>, <a href="http://oaji.net/articles/2015/1170-1448038739.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2015</a>, and more recently in <a href="https://www.verywellmind.com/color-psychology-2795824#modern-research-on-color-psychology" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2019</a>) have given us more insight into the link between your personality and your favorite color.</p><p>Red, for example, is considered a bold color that's been associated with feelings such as excitement, passion, anger, danger, energy, and love. The personality traits of this color might be someone who is bold, a little impulsive, and who loves adventure. </p> <p>Orange, on the other hand, is considered representative of creativity, happiness, and freedom. The personality traits of this color can be fun, playful, cheerful, nurturing, and productive. Read more about color psychology and personalities <a href="https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/color-personality-psychology?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2" target="_self">here</a>.</p>
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Certain colors are globally ties to certain emotions, the study reveals.
Image by agsandrew on Shutterstock<p>In this particular survey, participants were asked to fill out an online questionnaire which involved assigning 20 emotions to twelve different color terms. They were also asked to specify the intensity with which they associated the color term with the emotion.</p><p><strong>Certain colors are globally linked to certain emotions, the study reveals.</strong></p><p>The results of this study showed a few definite correlations between colors and emotions throughout the globe. Red, for example, is the only color that is strongly associated with both negative (anger) and positive (love) feelings. Brown, on the other end of the spectrum, is the color that triggers the fewest emotions globally.<br></p><p>The color white is closely associated with sadness in China, however, the color purple is what is closely associated with sadness in Greece. This can be traced back to the roots of each culture, with white being worn at funerals in China and dark purple being the Greek Orthodox Church's color of mourning. </p><p>Yellow tends to be a color that is more associated with joy, specifically in countries that see less sunshine. Meanwhile, its association with joy is weaker in areas that have greater exposure to sunshine. </p><p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200910150247.htm" target="_blank">According to Dr. Daniel Oberfeld-Twistel</a>, it is currently difficult to say exactly what the causes for global similarities and differences are. "There is a range of possible influencing factors: language, culture, religion, climate, the history of human development, the human perceptual system."</p>
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