Music releases dopamine, and dopamine makes us feel good! It’s a scientific fact. We get happy when we listen to music. Who doesn't love going to see their favourite band live, or singing along to a treasured album, or staring out the car window with the perfect road song on the radio. But there's so much more to it than that...
In her remarkable debut book Wired for Music: A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound, author Adriana Barton guides us through her own personal musical journey, and the many ways in which the brain and music work in harmony.
Adriana left her life as a classical cellist in her late 20s, after a gruelling 17 years of intense musical discipline. In this episode, Adriana talks about how she made her way back to music via discoveries about the science of music, and learning how it can help with mood, anxiety, overall well-being, and even healthy aging. You'll also hear Adriana perform "Tadzungaira", a traditional song of the Mbira, from Zimbabwe.
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The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.
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