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Can music keep your brain young?

June 26th, 2010 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Many neurologists and many musicologists and music therapists believe that music can definitely keep your brain young.  We know for sure that listening to favorite music engages the brain and the emotions in a way that causes the brain to secrete the “feel-good” neurotransmitters of dopamine and endorphins.

When you feel good, you are more apt to want to exercise and you are more apt to do something challenging to your mind and your body because you feel more confident that you CAN do these things!

This is partially why people like to have a radio or a CD player or an iPod at work, when they exercise, or when they’re doing a task they don’t particularly want to do, like house-cleaning or yard work.  Music helps the time to pass quicker and makes work seem less of a chore.

The iPod has actually revolutionized our society and made using music to alter ones mood easier than ever before.  Music CAN keep your brain and your body healthier and younger feeling.  So get your iPod on!


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