Music that can arouse or trigger different emotions doesn’t impact our behavior when eating foods. However, listening to unfamiliar songs in the background might result to longer meal time. This is as per the study that was published in Psychology of Music.
Can it be Really Beneficial?
The results can be advantageous for promoting or decreasing food consumption in several non-clinical and clinical settings.
Music has been studied to impact food consumption. It has done this by regulating and affecting mood states and by increasing the arousal too. Everything happens by changing the physiological responses of the person. To give you an example, there are several other factors that have shown to have bigger arousing potential similar to music with vocals, music familiarity and loud music.
Different Impacts of Music
Apart from that, research showed that background music or noises has an impact on the person’s eating behavior.
For instance, listening to slow tempo music while eating out in restaurant makes customer to stay longer and drink more. Compared to when they are listening to loud music, they tend to increase consumption of alcohol and soda.
Furthermore, the way how we are listening to music like for instance through a speaker or using headphone may have a contribution when considering these influences.