shut your eyes, and listen to the emotion

“…neuroscientists have discovered that a brain centre involved in sensing emotion and fear called the amygdala kicks into action when volunteers listen to scary music with eyes closed.

“A lot of time we do like to close our eyes when we listen to music, we feel like this is a more powerful experience,” says Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, who led the new brain imaging study.

Shutting your eyes heightens people’s emotional responses to the outside world…”

via http://derrenbrownart.com/blog/2009/08/scary-music-spookier-eyes-shut/

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