Why do we like Music?
Many people in many cultures music is an important part of their way of life and such high value across all human societies.
Human life is based on rhythm, all physiological and biological functions are rhythmic.
Hearts beat in systole and diastole, (contraction and relaxation)
Day and night
Harmony Is balancing the proportions between different parts of a whole.
According to Leonard Bernstein, all languages spring from a single source. The prehistoric baby in the arms of his mother started to babble in rhythm and tone.
Music and the brain
According to a recent study by the journal Nature Neuroscience, the brain release a chemical that gives pleasure when we listen to music.
Dopamine is a substance brain cells that help us feel the pleasure of eating or having sex
Nucleus Accumbens Emotional reactions to music
These results indicate that intense pleasure in response to music can lead to dopamine release in the striatal system.
Striatal System Release dopamine Caudate nucleus Putamen
Hippocampus Memory of music, musical experiences
Cerebellum Involved in emotional reactions to music
Moods and emotions
sources: Science & Music", Sir James Jeans, Nature Neuroscience,