What makes us love music so much?

Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society explains why we love music so much.

Scientists have found that music triggers the release of dopamine in the striatum – a region of the brain that controls our reward system.

During the most exciting parts of our favorite songs, dopamine is abundant.

Furthermore, extra dopamine is released in a different region of the brain as the climax of a song is anticipated.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society