One of the ways music affects mood is by stimulating the formation of certain brain chemicals. Dopamine is the brain’s “motivation molecule” and an integral part of the pleasure-reward system. … Interestingly, you can further increase dopamine by listening to a playlist that’s being shuffled.
Good music makes us feel good. No surprise there. Now scientists have uncovered what’s going on inside our brains when we are jammin’ to our favorite tunes. Anthony explains.