Chinese neuroscientists have experimentally established the presence of a close and very strong connection between the brains of musicians and their listeners during concerts. The notorious "energy" of live music turned out to have a very real biological nature. The better, better, and more inspirational a musician plays, the higher the level of synchronization of the activity of his brain and the brain of people listening to his music.
A group of researchers from East China Normal University conducted an experiment by organizing a mini-concert for a group of subjects. Each of them was equipped with brain activity sensors, the same were on the musicians, measurements were taken during the whole concert. As a result, scientists saw what they called neural synchronization - the brain activity of performers and listeners was synchronized in key parameters.
In completely different people, there was an increase in signals in the same areas of the brain, according to a single "profile", which was set by the musician's brain. The communication, which acted as a conductor of acoustic waves, actually provoked the work in unison of the sensory system of the musician and listeners. Further experiments confirmed that the more the listeners like the music, the more they are carried away by the concert, the more clearly this invisible connection is traced.
Now scientists want to find out what other factors this relationship depends on and whether it can be influenced. For example, why a particular melody or manner of performance is liked by some people, but rejected by others, although there are no complaints about the efforts of the musicians and the quality of performance of the composition. Perhaps this will open up new ways of making music, with artfully tuned parameters for the impact on the human brain.