Turn up the music to feel powerful

Be it your first date, a job interview or a big game at college, listen to your favourite tune before plunging into action as music truly makes you feel powerful, reports IANS.

But not all songs have the same effect, researchers found, and the levels of bass are a key factor in their effectiveness.

“I believe our findings provide initial evidence for the potential strategic use of music, especially in situations where people need to feel empowered,” said Dennis Hsu of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the US.

The researchers first pre-tested 31 pieces of music from several genres, such as sports music, hip-hop, and reggae, to see how powerful participants felt listening to 30-second clips. From this pre-test, they identified the highest power and lowest power songs.

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