Sci will admit I spent most the time “preparing” for this post by listening to LOTS of music.
This is your brain:
Is this your brain on Music?
Well, to be entirely honest…probably not. But music’s still nice. Let’s take a look at why.
So, let’s start out with a little bit of a musical “high”:
(ahhhhhh, that’s the stuff)
Salimpoor, et al. “Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music” Nature Neuroscience, 2011.