Your Brain on Music

  • There are all kinds of studies on the effects music has on the brain, with resulting data varying wildly on the actual benefits.  It seems to be clear though, regardless of study - music positively impacts the brain's pleasure center, yay!


    This is the reason music can move us to different states quickly, transforming a glum mood into a goofy two step, depending on your music selection.  Music has the capability of releasing those pleasure neurons - dopamine!


    Dopamine neurons become activated when something good happens unexpectedly, such as hearing one of your favorite songs.  Now you know what's behind that feel good moment switch that can be triggered by music that you love, I suggest you drop what you're doing and get yourself to that happy place by throwing on the music you love best!  


    Dance, laugh and throw your hands in the air!!  Rock on, baby~