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Chemical Reaction: Music And Dopamine

A network of auditory cortex nerves (the corticofugal network) helps with the recognition and cataloguing of the different audio patterns.

If a pattern matches with a familiar one already in the brain, it releases dopamine, which is the main reason why (your favourite) music is so emotionally intense. Sounds are pleasurable because they match something already inside us.

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