I'm looking for any studies that show a positive curve in respects to music sessions in humans and neurotransmitter release (specifically dopamine, epinephrine, and serotonin.) Any direct links would be great as I attempted googling and cannot find any at all for some reason.

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    $\begingroup$ Have a look at this question and answer: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/5627/… $\endgroup$
    – Ebbinghaus
    Nov 23, 2016 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ It's a lot easier to measure brain electrodes for alpha wave activity, and MRI brain scans while listening to music, so those are more common studies. $\endgroup$ Dec 2, 2018 at 5:13

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Here is an article I found on google scholar. It links an increase in 5-HT a serotonin neurotransmitter when listening to pleasant music.


  • $\begingroup$ Thats pretty funny. 3 years later i randomly look at this question ive posted and you answered within the past hour. Ill take a look. Cheers $\endgroup$
    – Macedon93
    Mar 7, 2018 at 0:54
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    $\begingroup$ Since links die more frequently than you think, please provide a citation in your post as well as a summary in your own words. We want answers to be useful for the long-term. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2018 at 3:59

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