Monday, January 10, 2011

Music Rewards the Brain!!

This is a great article, I was just having a conversation about this very subject this morning. Here is a bit of what the article says:

"The brain substance (dopamine) is involved both in anticipating a particularly thrilling musical moment and in feeling the rush from it, researchers found."

"The study used only instrumental music, showing that voices aren't necessary to produce the dopamine response, Salimpoor said. It will take further work to study how voices might contribute to the pleasure effect, she said."

"Music isn't the only cultural experience that affects the brain's reward circuitry. Other researchers recently showed a link when people studied artwork."

Read the whole article "Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll: Music rewards brain like sex or illegal drugs, researchers find" By Malcolm Ritter, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press here

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