In this episode of Tech Effects, we explore the impact of music on the brain and body. From listening to music to performing it, WIRED’s Peter Rubin looks at how music can change our moods, why we get the chills, and how it can actually change pathways in our brains.

Follow the links below to read more about the research we used in this video:

Matthew Sachs’ research on music and frisson:
https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/11/6/884/2223400 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612318300098?via%3Dihub

Assal Habibi – “Music training and child development: a review of recent findings from a longitudinal study.”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29508399

Daniel Levitin’s research on music and the brain’s internal opioid system: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep41952

Daniel Levitin’s research on music and stress: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23541122

Daniel Levitin – “This is Your Brain on Music” https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Music-Obsession/dp/0452288525

Charles Limb – “Your Brain on Improv” https://www.ted.com/talks/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv

Charles Limb – “Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation”
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0001679

ABC News, “Gabby Giffords: Finding Words Through Song”
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_MindBodyNews/gabby-giffords-finding-voice-music-therapy/story?id=14903987

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