#BrainFactMonday – How To Improve Team Work And Increase Productivity

Posted on 1st May 2023

Did you know that the brain waves of two musicians can synchronize when performing together?

This #BrainFactMonday can help you leverage this aspect of the human brain to increase collaboration and teamwork.

A recent study in Berlin proved that thereโ€™s a scientific reason why your favourite bands and musicians blend harmoniously. 

๐ŸŽต Researchers used electrodes to record the brain waves of 16 pairs of guitarists as they played the same musical sequence. Even though the two individuals in each pair played different parts, their brain waves synchronized ๐Ÿง .

When we listen to music, our brains respond by producing electrical activity through brain waves. These brain waves can be measured using an electroencephalogram (EEG). When two musicians perform together, their brain waves synchronize, creating that sense of oneness and harmony we love.The study concluded that ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ and that brainwaves and neurochemicals (and some say even heartbeats!) start to sync and become similar in those singing together or in choirs.

This means that, as humans, we are wired to bond with one another, and we should leverage this aspect to make the corporate world a better place. How?

Well, the synchronization between musicians happens because they focus on a common goal and actively communicate with each other through their music. By being attuned to each other's rhythms, melodies, and emotions, they create a shared experience greater than the sum of its parts.

We can replicate the same model in our organisations and create a sense of harmony and connection with our colleagues by focusing on the common goal and actively communicating with each other. By being attuned to each other's needs and emotions, we can work together more effectively and harmoniously.

The synchronization of brain waves between musicians is a powerful reminder of our ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป - let's make the most of it by creating psychologically safe environments where everyone can flourish.

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