So, the next time you’re at a concert or enjoying your music solo on the train, take a look at the person next to you. If they are bopping along to the music, you’ll know you’re sharing a feeling ingrained in our biology.
Whether you are a casual listener or a life long musician, we are connected, at a fundamental level, by how music affects the brain. We can stand next to people with different backgrounds, life stories, and languages and find commonalities through music. Knowing that these reactions connect us at the level of our biology is incredible.