Sunday, May 13, 2012

Performance High?

This very short WSJ article talks about research showing that talking about ourselves can give us a dopamine high. I can't help wondering if this isn't related to, at least in a partial way, that sense of elation that musicians can get performing for others.

Generally, acts of self disclosure were accompanied by spurts of heightened activity in brain regions belonging to the meso-limbic dopamine system, which is associated with the sense of reward and satisfaction from food, money or sex.

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