Brain on music kills pain of workouts

Sarchet, Penny
August 2015
New Scientist;8/8/2015, Vol. 227 Issue 3033, p10
The article focuses on research concerning the role of opioids in the effects music has on mood, pain, and well-being. It states an experiment by researchers at McGill University found the opioid antagonist naltrexone reduced the amount of pleasure subjects reported getting from their favorite song. It comments that people's pain thresholds are known to increase when they listen to music. It mentions research pairing music with exercise which reduces the perceived amount of effort in exercise.


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