How Music Plays Your Brain

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Listening to music can be a euphoric experience. It’s unclear exactly why it should feel so good. Is there some evolutionary advantage to enjoying music? Is it a byproduct of some other important function? Is it just one big accident in our evolutionary history? The debate still rages on these questions, but there is one important fact that we can be confident about: music has some deep-rooted appeal for humans.

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

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Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com

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