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Music's effects on your Body

By Julia Galperin

At a party, sitting in your room, going on a run: you're probably listening to your favorite tunes while singing along or dancing. Whether listening to your music on a speaker or headphones, there are vibrations that tickle your eardrum, and these vibrations turn into electrical signal that travels through the auditory nerve into your brain stem. When the music enters your brain it triggers the release of dopamine, causing you to feel happier. Your brain is so smart that it can even anticipate a good part of one of your favorite songs, so it will release dopamine early.

While music makes you feel good, it can even be good for your health. Researchers found a connecting that listening to music is correlated with increases in immunity-boosting antibodies and cells that may protect you from bacteria. Music has also been found to help conditions such as premature birth, depression, Parkinson's disease. There is even a theory introduced called the "Mozart effect" that says Mozart's "Piano Sonata in D Major" led to decreased epilepsy in patients, and may even affect patients in comas. Dr. Jerry Saliman also argued that singing may be good for improving respiratory health and allows patients to have less feelings of breathlessness.

Beneficial effects of music can be seen from many different genres. For insstance, upbeat music that have positive meaning will give you an energy boost and can prepare your brain to learn. More soothing genres will help you stay calm and focused.

So, keep vibing to your music, it's actually helping you be healthier.

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