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Why does our brain crave music ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Humans have been playing and listening to music since the dawn of time, so what makes it so appealing ?

TIME Magazine said:

If making music isnít the most ancient of human activities, itís got to be pretty close. Melody and rhythm can trigger feelings from sadness to serenity to joy to awe; they can bring memories from childhood vividly back to life.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

Music is my favorite drug.

Of course, I didn't need to become a neuroscience major to know all that.

Fascinating nonetheless.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

vibration similarities of eaches own brain pattern would be what attracts certain people to certain music in my opinion. hence you get goosebumps when you hear a reeeeeally good song.

why is everyone so &^%$ing concerned with "the end"...
new beginnings is what you should be concerned about...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

I am a firm believer in Music Therapy.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

Seems there is always a song running through my head.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

Even the earth seems to have its own song, if you really listen.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

Listening to music just makes me feel good and lets me tune out the world for as long as I want. That's why music draws me in.

Also, depending on which song you are listening to, some of your best ideas can come from a really awesome song when you least expect it.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:41 PM

Music
- wakes me up in the morning
- helps me relax and concentrate during the day
- puts me to sleep at night

I think music is a higher form of human expression and communication. :)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:06 AM

I don't have an answer, but I sure can't live without it. It(music) keeps me sane.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

"From an evolutionary point of view, however, music doesn’t seem to make sense. Unlike sex, say, or food, it did nothing to help our distant ancestors survive and reproduce."

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I disagree.  Music is still helping people to reproduce.  It also fosters group cohesiveness which in primitive environments may have been crucial to survival.  Personally, I can't live without it.  I can't play a note but I have been fascinated by music since my early teens and over the years I have had equipment and media to store and reproduce music in every format available.  I have some means to play music in every room and carry an ipod everywhere I go.  I like nearly all kinds and am always open to something new.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:47 PM

View Postancient astronaut, on 18 April 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

I don't have an answer, but I sure can't live without it. It(music) keeps me sane.

I can see that from your icon!


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

View PostSaru, on 17 April 2013 - 09:42 AM, said:

Humans have been playing and listening to music since the dawn of time, so what makes it so appealing ?

Mankind has always been drawn to sax and violins.

Sorry.....


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:36 AM

View PostSundew, on 18 April 2013 - 09:51 PM, said:



Mankind has always been drawn to sax and violins.

Sorry.....
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would that be gratuitous sax and senseless violins by any chance....?
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:31 AM

our brains crave music because ecstacy's pretty bloody boring without it.....
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

Because music is beautiful and has the unique ability to influence one's mood almost instantly.

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