If Music Really Gets You Going, You’re Special!
If music affects you really deeply, you have a unique mind!
Ever get chills when you hear a song you really like? I know several people, myself included, who experience this often. Matthew Sachs noticed these reactions in people as well and started looking at the brain scans of those who have really strong reactions to music.
He found that these folks "have a denser volume of fibres connecting their auditory cortex and areas that process emotions, meaning the two can communicate better." Translation, stronger reactions to music mean that you have stronger and more intense emotions than others. Sachs continues to study this and his findings have been noted by Oxford Academic and Neuroscience.
Sachs hopes to nail down the neurological causes of this and use that info to treat psychological disorders. How awesome would it be if those suffering from depression were only a mix tape away from being cured!?