There's nothing like attending a concert live, and the feelings of a sense of community of seeing your favorite artist with thousands of strangers.
Well, while at concerts, our bodies experience a biological reaction to seeing live music that actually synchronizes our heartbeats! Talk about community, huh?
Dr. Jens Madsen, who led the study which was published on Cell Reports, explained that "If sounds are loud, our brain responds stronger than for weak sounds," and that this sensation of our heart bears syncing harkens back thousands and thousands of years.
Thousands of years of "storytelling tradition" may have actually altered our very biology, according to Dr. Madsen. According to the study, the "matching of heart rates is determined by the attention paid by the listener to the speaker, and that this phenomenon predicts the memorization of the narrative content."
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