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Sunday, January 9, 2011

For Music Lovers

According to a recent study, the enjoyment of music is directly related to dopamine release. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain and is also responsible for the enjoyment of other pleasurable experiences such as eating or having sex.

If you're listening to music you particularly like, apparently your dopamine levels will peak right before you get to your favorite part. Maybe this explains why sometimes I'll become obsessed with a certain piece of music and I can listen to the same track over and over again and I like it better each time.......love that dopamine!

The study did not address dopamine levels in those of us that like to perform music live. That might be an interesting study. Anyway, the next time you're really grooving to your favorite piece of music, blame it on your dopamine, Go HERE to read all about it if you care to do so.

3 comments:

  1. Perhaps you should conduct a study, get some "Obama money" to pay for the study.

    (speaking of Obama, the Rep Gabrielle Giffords shooter was an Obama supporter, he even voted for him. So much for him being a right-winger)

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  2. In all seriousness, I bet ya could get a couple hunnert thou to study it. After all, they were willing to gib me a 175 thou grant many years ago to study dirt dobbers, as to why some built apartment houses and some built single family dwellings.

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  3. I have no doubt that you two might be right about obtaining gubment grants. And all the bureaucrats wonder why we owe 14 trillion dollars!

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