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Why Does Music Make You Feel So Good? It’s All in Your Head

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Mar 16, 2023 • 2 min read

There’s a reason for that euphoria you feel when the right song comes on the radio, plays during a party, or booms inside a nightclub. Alan Turry, the director of New York University’s Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music, is here to explain the neurological effects and wide-ranging benefits of listening to a good track—its power to decrease anxiety, induce meditative states, form neural connections, and help you bond with others.