Why Music Moves Us


Key Concepts

  • Some scientists conclude that
    music’s influence over us may be a chance event, arising from its
    ability to hijack brain systems built for other purposes such as
    language, emotion and movement.
  • Music seems to offer a
    novel method of communication rooted in emotions rather than in
    meaning. Research shows that what we feel when we hear a piece of music
    is remarkably similar to what everybody else in the room is
  • Songs facilitate emotional bonding and even
    physical interactions such as marching or dancing together and thus may
    help cement ties that underlie the formation of human societies. In
    addition, tunes may work to our benefit on an individual level,
    manipulating mood and even human physiology more effectively than words

Cyberpunk Bodhisattva

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *