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Music: Dopamine Injection or the Ultimate Vibration?


Music feels good and can help you feel better. It can be relaxing, uplifting, moving, inspiring or just really fun.


Well after having been immersed in music my whole life I understand now more clearly than ever it is about vibration and its effect on every aspect of our being.

The mind, body and feelings.

So then why and how does vibration affect us? It enters through the ear drum, then presumably into the mind, but then what?

Well according to Wired it all comes down to the release of the old familiar brain chemical dopamine.

Drum_vibration_mode21To me that is a rather flat explanation and I feel like there is more to it than that…

I recently went to a wedding in the city based on yoga tradition. The ceremony opened with 3 collective deep breaths and an AUM from everyone.

I’m not a yoga guy but I do know that AUM is considered the fundamental vibration of the universe. When I do AUM it feels like the essence of music to me.

According to this article, the foundation of universal energy is the vibration of “God’s Word”. I think that is interesting and if you believe in an ultimate designer, could explain the intense human connection to the vibration of music.

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But I think Jimi Hendrix said it best Music is my religion”.

So this may seem like a nice little package of yet another science versus faith controversy.

But sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who sees science as simply a wonderful way to self-explain, temporarily comprehend and brilliantly appreciate a few “hows” of what to me is an obviously magnificent behind the scenes intelligence—call that what you will.

So personally, my answer to the question is “Both”!

photo: Chris Tolworthy

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