Sunday, January 27, 2013

Music Brings People Together

Music is often referred to the universal language, which breaks through cultural and personal borders. 

Studies show that when you sing or create music with others, this strengthens relationships and greatly improves mood. These positive sensations are caused by the release of dopamine, prolactin and oxytocin hormones throughout your bodily system. Dopamine and prolactin are recognized as the "happy hormones," which impact your mood and reward receptors in the brain. Oxytocin is sometimes referred to the "love hormone," which promotes bonding and trust between members of a group; the same hormone that is stimulated during sex, childbirth, breastfeeding, and of course, singing in groups. These hormones trigger a natural high, which feeds our human addiction to music and expression. Music brings people together, in more than one way.

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."

-Aaron Copland

Play it loud!

That kid Tasha

Further reading:
Music Improves Mood


  1. Life without music is no life at all. nice topic. short & sweet.