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Music for Your Genes

Finnish researchers examined the effects of classical music on the brain at the molecular level on both musically experienced (48) and inexperienced (15) people. Genetic activity increased for the “feel-good” hormone dopamine, as well as genes involved in memory, learning and synaptic activity. Genes associated with neuro-degeneration were less active. Only musically experienced participants exhibited these effects.

PositiveTip: Get “musically experienced” and regularly enjoy classical music for both genetic and mental health benefits. You can start with the Mozart concerto used by researchers.

source: PositiveChoices

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