Music has impacted humans in many ways. People usually tend to listen to music that reflects their mood. For example, when someone is happy they might listen to upbeat music, or when someone is sad, they may listen to slower moving songs with instruments. In the article written by Malini Mohana, she states, “music is a common phenomenon that crosses all borders of nationality, race, and culture. A tool for arousing emotions and feelings, music is far more powerful than language (Mohana, M). Mrs. Mohana also explains, An increased interest in how the brain processes musical emotion can be attributed to the way in which it is described as a “language of emotion” across cultures.”Although what impact does music have on other organisms, like animals? We already know that music impacts people and their emotions. But does music affect animals the same as it does to humans? According to the 2012 study published in The Journal of Veterinary Behavior, researchers from Colorado State University monitored the behavior of 117 kenneled dogs. For example their activity levels, vocalization, and body movement. The researchers played different types of music to the dogs. Like classical and heavy metal. They also watched the dog’s behavior when no music was playing. They saw that the dogs slept more while listening to classical music, this shows that the music made them feel more relaxed. However, the dogs had a different reaction to the heavy metal, it made the dogs feel very nervous, and it increased body shaking. The researchers kept track of the similarities between dogs and people when it comes to classical music. One of the researchers concluded that “these results are consistent with human studies, which have suggested that music can reduce agitation, promote sleep, improve mood, and lower stress and anxiety.” Researchers also experimented to see if music increases the amount of milk a cow can produce. In 2001, the University of Leicester researched and played various songs to 1,000 Friesian dairy cows. After nine weeks, the researchers changed between fast music, slow music, and silence for 12 hours each day. They found out that calming music resulted in the cows producing 3 percent more milk per day. One of the researchers named Dr. Adrian North, said, “Calming music can improve milk yield, probably because it reduces stress.” So music has affected humans and animals in both positive and negative ways but what about the human body? Scientists at the University of Helsinki have discovered that listening to classical music altered the functions of our genes. In the study, they took different blood samples from participants before and after listening to Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K.216. They found out that the music sound waves directly affected the human RNA, stating that listening to music has even more surprising benefits than before. It changes the very core of your biological self. Mostly, music gets the good genes moving especially the ones that help with mood, memory, learning and essential brain functions. But of course, there’s always a negative side. It slows down the bad genes that cause brain degeneration, meaning that listening to music is like having an active shield that covers your brain. Surprisingly, the most reliable responses that were said by the participants who had musical experience but those without musical backgrounds didn’t experience any noticeable benefits. So now we know how music affects humans, animals, and even the human body. But now let’s get to the main topic. Does music affect plants? Well..so far music does harm plants, but it’s not the music, it’s the vibrations created by the sound waves. The vibrations move the plant cells, which stimulates the plant to produce more nutrients. If plants had a choice between rock or classical music, they would prefer classical music. This isn’t because they enjoy it, it’s just because the vibrations produced by loud rock music create a more significant pressure that isn’t conducive to plant growth. Many people have conducted experiments on how music affects plant growth. In 1962, an Indian botanist performed several tests on music and how it affects the rate of plant growth. He found out that individual plants grew 20 percent more in height when they were exposed to music, with a way more significant increase in mass. He also found similar results for crops, like peanuts, rice, and tobacco, when he played the music through loudspeakers, placed around the field where the plants were gathered. Another botanist also experimented with several types of plants and various genres of music. She determined that plants that listen to rock music will quickly die within a couple of weeks, while plant growth thrived when they were exposed to classical music. A researcher did not believe that plants responded to music, so he decided to do a couple of experiments in a highly controlled greenhouse in Illinois. Surprisingly, he found discovered that soy and corn plants, when exposed to music were thicker and greener with significantly larger yields. Then, Researchers at a Canadian university also experimented and discovered that harvest yields of wheat crops nearly doubled when exposed to high-frequency vibrations. Researchers at the University of California talk about the effects of music on plant growth in their perspective. They stated that” so far there is no conclusive scientific evidence that playing music to plants helps them grow and more scientific tests are needed with rigorous control over factors such as light, water, and soil composition.”They also suggested that plants exposed to music may thrive because they receive essential care and individual attention from their caretakers. Overall, this may be true but like they said there are still many tests that need to tested to prove this point. What is fascinating is that music affects not just plant growth but, our brain, the human body, and animals too. There so many things that our world has yet to discover and let’s hope we can experiment with things that will fascinate us all.