My life also is filled with the joy of music. Music is universal to all humans even though it has no obvious purpose. I would love to learn more about the science of how music affects mood and releases neurotransmitters in the brain. In an article in Fast Company, it states, “Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs, and sex.”
Here are four songs that give me joy, each in a different musical genre.
What music gives you joy?