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Neuroscience Explains Why We Love Music

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Professor of music at Liverpool and author of "The Musical Human," Michael Spitzer theorizes that humans have been producing music since they have started walking millions of years ago. Spitzer notes, "what makes human music so distinctive is our link between sound and motion" reflecting movement from one note to the next. Music also "affects the brain in profound ways by easing stress, flooding the brain with dopamine, and serving as a conduit through which we can process emotions." Learn more about our neurological relationship with music from Spitzer here.

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