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Do the brains of different people listening to the same piece of music actually respond in the same way?
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New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.
An interesting article on why loving music is a great thing for your minds health! A must read.
Podreu descobrir que diuen els últims estudis sobre el perquè el nostre cervell li agrada tant la música.
One day, I would love to venture into the field that connects Neuroscience with Music and that is why this article caught my attention right away. I admit to listening to certain songs and having to completely stop whatever I am doing because it was THAT good. I always wondered why that is and why certain sounds that we hear trigger emotions, or stimulation in our brains. I can agree with what the writer said in that we set up expectations in our brains with familiar styles of music and loved to be deceived when the music takes a different direction.I also agree that it is no longer enjoyable when the music goes too astray from what my brain wanted. It just gets annoying that way! It keeps excitement in the song and makes you try to anticipate what is going to happen next. It is a way to keep the listener attentive. I know that when I song is too predictable, it quickly looses my attention. As a songwriter, I feel that this is very crucial when writing. We have to keep the audience engaged at all times. This is also why artists make certain line-up choices while performing at a gig. I thought it odd that we get a different level of satisfaction when we have paid for the music and are then anticipating the surprise. Very odd.
I would love to venture deeper into these studies and unlock more neurological secrets. Knowledge like this can help sell music.