There is an ever-growing body of peer-reviewed literature that demonstrates a correlation between certain types of digital materials and the release of specific mood-altering neurotransmitters in your brain. A 2011 study from Nature Neuroscience examines the impact of “curated” sounds on deep brain systems that are responsible for regulating dopamine production. Similarly, we know that movies—with their unique soundtracks and background music that accompanies specific scenes—have also been associated with the activation of these same reward pathways in the brain. The anticipation or expectation of music cues strongly impacts these brain systems, which explains much of our emotional response to Hollywood blockbusters. Have you ever tried watching a horror movie with the sound turned off? Not so scary anymore. … [Read more...] about Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?
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