Research shows that music can be a stimulus for emotional intelligence, i.e. the ability to recognize and interpret other people’s emotions.
It also helps control and manage one’s emotions, which is crucial for forming and maintaining relationships with others, including family members, friends or colleagues and professional acquaintances.
Music stimulates the development of emotional intelligence, since music plays a role in the maturation process of the right hemisphere of the brain. Music may also affect the left hemisphere because of the complex ways in which the two hemispheres are connected.
Listening to music is a form of affective communication that provides both an intellectual, but more importantly, emotional experience. Feelings are subjective experiences shared by all people. Beginning in early childhood, the ability to feel, as well as the abilities to appreciate and evaluate the significance of each interaction with the environment may also be stimulated through music.