06 Nov Doing this simple activity will send your brain into ‘pleasure overload’
via the Ladders by John Anderer
Hedonism, or the philosophy that life should be spent entirely in pursuit of pleasure, sounds great in theory but rarely works out in practice.
As much as we all would love to feel good all the time, it’s very much possible to have too much of a good thing. Pizza and beer may sound like a recipe for the perfect evening for many, but after that sixth beer and fourth slice most people won’t even want to look at a beer can or pizza box for another week or so.
Luckily pleasure comes in several forms, and varying up the ways in which one attains just a little bit of delight is always a good idea. Now, a new study has uncovered a refreshingly simple and quick way to give your mind and body a pleasurable break at any point during the day.
Just take a few minutes out of your day and listen to one of your favorite songs. The research team at the Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté in Besançon, France says that hearing our favorite songs instantly evokes a “wave” of neural responses producing pleasurable emotions and joyful memories
Moreover, many people will even see their hair stand on edge and feel a shiver or chill down their spine upon hearing a particularly beloved musical tune.
That shiver, or chill, down the spine, is an important aspect of these findings, as the study’s authors used EEG brain scans to show a connection between such sensations (chills, tingles) and various regions of the mind known to facilitate reward and pleasure systems…
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