The science is there: music does indeed make you happier. According to studies done by Northwestern, when you listen to stimulating or upbeat music, you are happier.
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Music like this ridiculously powerful rendition of “Circle of Life” causes a rush of dopamine (the brain’s feel-good neurotransmiter) to the rear and frontal stratium portions of the brain. In other words, you feel real good. Props to the Lion King (which recently became Broadway’s first $1 billion show) and their cast for spreading the smiles in a powerful way.
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