How Does Music Affect Your Brain?

Whether it be the thrashing of guitars, the celebratory horns of mirachi or the gentle humming of a loved one, all people are familiar with music in some form. Even the pitter-patter of falling rain is considered music by some. And perhaps it is because of the endless, intricate ways in which music finds its way into our lives that research shows our brains are paying attention to music too.

But in what ways? Does the swelling of violins heighten other senses? Is some music more associated with intelligence? Emotion? And what is the connection between music and language? Discover the answer to these questions and more as this playlist takes you on a journey from sheet music all the way to the brain.

Written by Curiosity Staff June 24, 2013

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