Music boosts brain chemicals, that’s why turning on Spotify can short-circuit a bad mood and stop it dead in its tracks. Music increases the neurotransmitter dopamine which is the brain’s “motivation molecule;” which is why you hate to do housework a lot less if music is playing. Dopamine is the same brain chemical responsible for the feel-good states you get from shopping, eating chocolate, and being on your smartphone.
So, in other words, pay attention to where you’re getting your dopamine from because whatever your source, it can get addicted.
What’s a better way to get an instant fix?
Listening to music!
It tops the list as one of the all-time great instant mood-boosters.
And what about a long-term fix?
Play an instrument!
As one research study on the brain of people who play an instrument showed, areas of a musician’s brain literally light up and is brighter than yours and mine.
The effect of music on the brain
Music and the Brain – the college course
Neuroscientist Kiminobu Sugaya and world-renowned violinist Ayako Yonetani teach a course at UCF called “Music and the Brain.”……Becky, please finish this copy for me.
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