Listening to music you enjoy makes the brain release dopamine, which makes you feel good, and reduces stress and anxiety. Music has the power to improve our mood, which in turn could improve our ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.
Research shows that trying to boost your mood while listening to music actually can help lift you to a more positive state. Studies also suggest listening to sad music can help boost positive feelings.
Music activates the brain’s reward system. This explains why we start feeling happy as soon as one of our favorite tunes comes on. Music can act as medicine, a mood enhancer and a powerful form of self-expression.