January 10, 2011

The brain on music: like good food or drugs

Music Is My Drug

Music you enjoy is like a drug. Or good food. You already knew that, but a scientist has proof. Valorie Salimpoor of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has published an article in Nature Neuroscience. From an article in The Guardian:

A single tone won't be pleasurable in isolation. However, a series of single tones arranged in time can become some of the most pleasurable experiences that humans have ever reported. That's amazing because it suggests that somehow our cerebral cortex is following these tones over time and there must be a component of build-up, anticipation, expectation.

Video: Talking Heads - Drugs
(live @ Palaeur Arena, Rome, Italy - 1980/12/18)

(Thanks: Triple-B)

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