The neurochemistry of music

@article{Chanda2013TheNO,
  title={The neurochemistry of music},
  author={M. L. Chanda and Daniel J. Levitin},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={179-193}
}
Music is used to regulate mood and arousal in everyday life and to promote physical and psychological health and well-being in clinical settings. However, scientific inquiry into the neurochemical effects of music is still in its infancy. In this review, we evaluate the evidence that music improves health and well-being through the engagement of neurochemical systems for (i) reward, motivation, and pleasure; (ii) stress and arousal; (iii) immunity; and (iv) social affiliation. We discuss the… Expand
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