#1
Sup guys. I'm sitting here right now listening to music and it's making my brain very happy. I've been trying to focus really hard and figure out what the **** exactly is so good about all these songs I listen to, or how my brain is reacting to the various melodies that would make it a pleasurable experience, but I can't figure it out. Have psychologists/neuroscientists figured this out yet? I'm just curious and I can't seem to google the right words so that it finds that I'm trying to ask.
#3
A tumor.
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#5
A brain tumor.
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#7
Or maybe a butt tumor.
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#9
Probably a butt tumor.
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#10
Caused by butt cancer.
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#12
Its all a conspiracy. Betty White and the Legion of Doom are trying to distract you with mind-controlling music, so that they can attack you at your weakest. They're trying to do it to everybody, so that they can use helium to take over Krypton.
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... or how my brain is reacting to the various melodies that would make it a pleasurable experience...

Yup. Dats deff a sing of teh butt cancers.

Which means you've got a butt tumor.
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#16
Side effects include bloody hemorrhoids.
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Yup. Dats deff a sing of teh butt cancers.

Which means you've got a butt tumor.

Quit talking about yourself, and go see a doctor.
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Does this sound right, TS?
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#20
There is a theory that listening to music releases the neurotransmitter dopamine (which is the same chemical that is released when eating, having sex or doing drugs).
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#21
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Quit talking about yourself, and go see a doctor.

Do I know you? Unless you're here to convince OP he has the butt cancers, I don't know you. Quit talking to me like I know you.
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There is a theory that listening to music releases the neurotransmitter dopamine (which is the same chemical that is released when eating, having sex or doing drugs).


18 posts to get to someone that actually finds the topic interesting like I did. Dayum.

I've studied the neuroendocrine system some and I find it fascinating that our thoughts and subsequent actions are sparked by the secretion of a chemical from a gland in the body somewhere.

Just look at nature for an answer. Birds singing, producing the specific frequencies and harmonics that they do, are synonymous with good weather, or just a nice day, synonymous with life of course, since lots of living birds are needed for all those pleasant whistles, etc. etc. etc. Then there's sounds that we associate with trouble. An explosion, a stampede, and so on. Listen to "Bad Horsie" by Steve Vai for a good example of music emulating a natural sound, immediately attaching a thought or emotion to it.
#25
i think a very specific case of musically induced euphoria is when you can almost anticipate the song's melodic/harmonic/rhythmic movements before it actually gets there. and then when it kind of goes where you expect it to, but there's a twist - or it's completely new to you even though if you think about it afterward, the flow makes perfect sense. it's kind of like exploring new ground, learning of something fantastically new...in the span of seconds.

and even if you do guess right, it feels profound somehow.
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#26
"A study was conducted by researchers at McGill University in Canada. An initial 217 participants were narrowed down to 8 who consistently responded the same way when listening to music regardless of the listening environment.

For the study, the researchers used a combination of PET (positron emission tomography) and fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imagining) techniques to scan the brains of the 8 participants as they listened to music over the course of three session. In addition, the participants completed a questionnaire in which they rated how pleasurable they found the music.

This is where it gets a little more technical--the PET scan showed the researchers that dopamine was released in the striatum during peak moments of emotional arousal when listening to the music. The fMRI scan helped show a distinct difference in timing and structures involved--the caudate was active when anticipating the peak emotional arousal and the nucleus accumbens was more involved when actually experiencing the peak emotion.

In layperson's terms? When we 1) anticipate and then 2) actually experience a pleasurable response while listening to music, our brain reacts in distinct and specific ways to release the "feel good" chemical dopamine."

Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-musical-self/201101/why-music-listening-makes-us-feel-good
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I think that's demonstrably not true.
#28
TS on a high listening to S Club 7

Brian will melt when he turns on Pink Floyd
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I think that's demonstrably not true.

i dont think he was talking science
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#30
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i dont think he was talking science


Well, the only other thing he could be talking is shit, then.
#31
There was a channel 4 program on this. It was pretty interesting although I found the presenter a bit annoying.
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#32
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Well, the only other thing he could be talking is shit, then.

you seem fun
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