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Researchers show why music is so addictive

In this article, they explain why it may feel like you are ‘addicted’ to music. It turns out that listening to music releases dopamine, which is the chemical released in our brain that makes us want to repeat things that we have previously done. It s also why drugs are also something that people get addicted to. While listening to music that you enjoy, your brain is stimulated by what it is listening to, creating a body response like chills. 

Not only does this explain why some people say that they can’t live without music, but it also explains why music has been around for ages, according to the article.

I thought that the biological explanation was fascinating, since I am one of those people that can’t live without music in my life.  

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  1. April 30, 2012 at 3:31 am

    I am definitely addicted to music. I use it for everything I do. I am not surprised that there is an actual biological explanation for why we are addicted to music. Music plays a role in giving “background” to our lives. And I love that everybody listens to different types of music as well. Just like people like different kinds of drugs.

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