August 9, 2012


Scientific Fact: Music Gets You High

It's no surprise that listening to music is a pleasurable experience, no matter what your college boyfriend told you about your Incubus CD collection. But now the cool dudes over at ASAP Science have broken down why listening to music is scientifically pleasurable into a cute stop motion video.

The long and short of it is that music can actually create the release of dopamine in your brain, the chemical responsible for making you feel good while eating something delicious or frenching a hot babe, for example. After hearing a song we like, we're left wanting another dopamine hit, so in many cases music is actually addicting. "While the evolutionary reaction is unclear, the amazing fact remains: music chemically alters our body and makes us feel great." Remember that when your family takes you on "Intervention" for your 700+ play count on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"—it's not technically your fault.

In conclusion, music rules. What songs are you guys addicted to right now? Let us know in the comments.