Music modulates levels of dopamine in the brain which is a chemical responsible for reward and pleasure. It also modulates serotonin levels and norepinephrine, a stimulant. And in the right combinations, these can give rise to feelings of ecstasy and intense pleasure — almost a sense of being at one with the world.
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Daniel Levitin via Who Needs Drugs When You’ve Got Music? (via nprmusic)

Because, you know, “one good thing about music - when it hits you feel no pain”.

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