The Brain Responds to Music to the Same Way as Eating
Sex, food and illegal drugs normally trigger the release of a substance called dopamine in the brain, which accounts for the feeling of pleasurable rush that accompanies each experience. Now, researchers from McGill University say music has the same effect. This new finding helps to explain why music has become embedded in so many cultures across the world. So skip the bacon and get your enjoyment from the Beatles, Beethoven or whatever music gets your dopamine flowing.
The Huffington Post, March 18, 2011
Written By: Malcolm Ritter