Music really does effect the brain

It turns out pople like music for the same reason they like eating or having sex: It makes the brain release a chemical (dopamine) that gives pleasure,” according to a study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Investigators “described brain-scanning experiments with eight volunteers who were chosen because they reliably felt chills from particular moments in some favorite pieces of music. That characteristic let the experimenters study how the brain handles both anticipation and arrival of a musical rush.”

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that “scans showed increased dopamine release when subjects listened to pleasurable music (as opposed to ‘neutral’ music).

So, enjoy your music. It has the potential to be highly healthy to your soul and your brain.

Here are some of my other blogs on music:

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