The brain, music and food.

Studies have demonstrated that the same chemicals that our bodies produce in responses to food and sex are also produced while listening to music.

“Whether it’s the Beatles or Beethoven, people like music for the same reason they like eating or having sex: It makes the brain release a chemical that gives pleasure, a new study says.” read more: follow this link.

Unfortunately this study only included 8 people all of whom reported ‘chills’ in association with particular instrumental selections of music. A very wee study indeed, and I am waiting for the study that tries different types of music, from Western Classical, to Gangsta rap (I guess western Gangsta Rap).

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