Express yourself: how music plays with our emotions – podcast

By: Presented by Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai, produced by Eva Krysiak and Max Sanderson, sound design by David Smith with music by Ged Flood and Chris Wood | Express yourself: how music plays with our emotions – podcast | Neuroscience | The Guardian

In the fourth instalment of Brain waves, Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai explore the power that music has to trigger our emotions, and ask if there’s an evolutionary function behind it all. Plus, why do sad songs say so much?

We use music to express our emotions: songs can lift you up or remind you of heartbreak. But where does this emotional connection come from? Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai explore the role that music played in our evolutionary biology and ask how we use it to flex our emotional muscles.

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