We’ve all had that moment standing in front of the mirror with our headphones on, feeling like a true Beyonce. But have you ever wondered what those notes and harmonies are doing to your brain? It has been proved that music can change our moods but is it the same for everyone?
And more importantly, if you are preparing for an interview, what should you be listening to that will help you perform to your best? Keep reading – there’s some science here!
1. Different types of music changes how we see body language
it has been proved that, if you listen to sad song whilst looking at someone with a completely neutral face, you will actually start to see the sad parts in their features. A happy song can make you interpret a neutral facial expression as positive. When you go for an interview you need to feel relaxed as you walk through the door.
Conclusion: Our songs need to be as happy as Pharrell Williams
2. The volume of your music can affect your creative flow
It turns out that the volume of your music can affect the way your brain works. The optimum level to release creativity is ‘moderately loud’. If songs are too loud we start becoming focused purely on the sounds in our ears which prevents other thoughts. By having your music slightly quieter it becomes more distracting meaning that our brain starts to think abnormally for solutions, allowing creative ideas to flow out more. By doing this you’ll find it easier to brain storm before your interview.
Conclusion: Our song needs to be at a moderate level so no screamo rock!