Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How Music Makes Us Happy

People love music for much the same reason they're drawn to sex, drugs, gambling and delicious food, according to new research. When you listen to tunes that move you, the study found, your brain releases dopamine, a chemical involved in both motivation and addiction. Dopamine-induced pleasure may help explain why music has been such a big part of human societies throughout history. Read full article here: How Music Makes You Happy : Discovery News

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