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Asked by shaunm to Arti, Chris, Dustin, James, Steven on 18 May 2012.
Keywords: enjoy, music, reaction
Hey @shaunm. people get all different reactions when they listen/hear music. From relaxation, aggression, anxiety to feeling erotic. People associate music with certain experiences they have throughout their life and whenever they hear this music again, they feel these same emotions. Emotions are known to create physiological, or bodily, changes in a person. Some evidence shows one of these changes is within the nervous system. Arousing music is related to increased heart rate and muscle tension; calming music is connected to decreased heart rate and muscle tension, and increased skin temperature.Other research identifies outward physical responses such as shivers or goose bumps to be caused by changes in harmony and tears or lump-in-the-throat provoked by changes in melody. Researchers test these responses through the use of instruments for physiological measurement, such as recording pulse rate.
This is why you put on certain types of music depending on your mood.
Another great answer from Chris
Great question, shaunm, and very well answered by Chris. 🙂
You do get different chemicals/different amounts of particular chemicals released in your body depending on your mood, so you could say that enjoying music can cause chemical release/reactions.
Chris and Arti have this one covered 🙂
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