Metal Lowers your heart rate?


Now, this is SO not news to me. Me, who’s been known to blast Metallica all morning prior to a doctor’s appointment and show up with a blood pressure so low, they wondered how I was upright.

But… it’s official. A study’s been done, after all, and has confirmed what I’ve known all along: “listening to songs with a certain number of beats per minute can trigger specific mental states, such as productivity and relaxation.”

AND, as any writer with a playlist can tell you, “music can help listeners accomplish tasks throughout the day. Listeners can put on one playlist to get revved up for a super-charged day at work, then use other playlists when they need to focus on a specific project, get the most out of their workout, or calm themselves before bed.”

So… Kudos to researched Galina Mindlin and co-authors Don DuRousseau and Joseph Cardillo. You guys are welcome over here at West of Mars anytime. Especially if you’re going to keep insisting that Metallica can cure the blues. I’ve been saying that since I first started listening to them… in 1986.

What took you guys so long to catch on? That’s my only question for you.

(Just so you know… I first found this posted at Brave Words, and followed their link through to Go see for yourself!)



  1. Alice Audrey

    February 14, 2012 10:07 pm

    Yep. And each book gets it’s own playlist because what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for all.

  2. Imaginography

    February 15, 2012 12:20 pm

    Perhaps doctors should prescribe Metallica rather than drug for hypertension? I know what I would prefer! 🙂

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