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A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences includes a pretty interesting finding: “Listening to the music you love,” says Laura Ferreri, one of the study’s authors, “will make your brain release more dopamine, a crucial neurotransmitter for humans’ emotional and cognitive functioning.”

Which raises an even more interesting question – for me, anyway. Since dopamine “contributes to feelings of pleasures and satisfaction,” and since the music I love spans everything from Tuvan throat singing to Throbbing Gristle, does that mean I derive more pleasure and satisfaction out of life than, say, someone with more pedestrian musical tastes?

Just wondering, that’s all.



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