#BrainFactMonday: How can you help your brain synchronise with your teammates (and work better 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 there’s a scientific reason why your favourite bands and musicians blend harmoniously. 🎵 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 🧠.
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 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 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 𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 - let's make the most of it by creating psychologically safe environments where everyone can flourish.