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Did you know that music can be addictive, just like cocaine? There is actually a scientific reason behind our desire and urge to listen to music. Music is able to fulfill our need to feel good, and that sensation of pleasure is felt when a chemical called Dopamine is released in our brain. The sound waves of music provide a stimulus for Dopamine to release, causing pupil dilation, increased heart rate, and a response in the emotional portion of our brian. Next time you are craving a specific song, you will know why.

-Valerie

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