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This Is Your Brain on Music

24 June 2013

Neuroscientists are only just beginning to understand how music affects the brain.  Sure we know that music is extremely powerful and that it can elicit many emotions, but how does it really move us?

How Music “Moves Us”
Source: Goldsmiths, University of London

Have you ever accidentally pulled your headphone socket out while listening to music? What happens when the music stops? Psychologists believe that our brains continuously predict what is going to happen next in a piece of music. So, when the music stops, your brain may still have expectations about what should happen next…  Read why these findings may help scientists to understand why we listen to music.

Entire article: How music ‘moves’ us: Listeners’ brains second-guess the composer

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