Music in VR Empowers the Brain and Body to Push Past Fatigue

| October 16, 2018

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Whether we’re listening to a rock song, a catchy pop or country tune, a rap or EDM banger, music is a driving force behind workouts. Runners make playlists, cycling studios, gyms, and even athletes play music as they’re training to energize them; and for good reason.When we listen to music and exercise at the same time the brain is triggered to push our bodies through fatigue. VR studios are fusing music and games together and essentially motivating our brains to play and exercise our way through titles like Beat Saber, BOX VR, and Soundboxing.Music and rhythm-based games are popular among fit gamers and casual gamers. Musically saturated games tap into our desire to dance or at the very least to keep a beat with our body movement in order to play them. The coupling of music with arm swings, punches, dancing, shuffling, and lunging around obstacles like a video game character is useful for fitness motivation.

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