Sunday, October 15, 2017

Philosophy Wire: How music affects us. So?


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2017-10-15]: Sounds, such as music and noise, are capable of reliably affecting individuals' moods and emotions, possibly by regulating brain dopamine, a neurotransmitter strongly involved in emotional behavior and mood regulation. [1] Again, science answering the easy questions: The how. Again, science missing all the important questions: The why. Listen to the music. Sure, there is a mechanism for everything happening when you listen to it. In the same way there is a mechanism for everything happening when a rock is “listening” to the same music. Take a look at the rock. Take a close look. What do you hear?

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