There are a few things that really get the reward system of our brains pumping. The obvious ones, like food and sex, clearly help us out in the tough world of survival. But perhaps surprisingly, music is also up there with these powerful dopamine-dosing stimuli.
Not only can music get our feet tapping and our spirits lifted, it has also been proven to change our perceptions, sharpen our attention, and even enhance our intelligence.
The Life Noggin channel has created a short animated video that explains the latest science behind our brain's deep relationship with music. Check it out below.