How Music Connects People

Music is deeply rooted in human history. Since ancient times, philosophers have considered music an integral part of human society. In today’s day and age, there are countless studies on the effects of music on the brain, as well as music as a tool to connect people. Even though the tools available are entirely different today, the pattern of the connection of music was seen hundreds of years BC. But what makes music so special in that connecting sense? And what are the effects of music on the brain? Join us in our exploration of examining some of the many qualities that music possesses, and what leads to music connecting people.

  • sources (not in order): https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1670&context=masters_theses
  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/oxytocin-the-love-hormone
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110826/
  • https://www.pfizer.com/news/articles/why_and_how_music_moves_us
  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/oxytocin

by Grigory Gubarev and Lucas Worm

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