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The Effects of Singing and Your Mood

There are some amazing new discoveries being made about the brain and singing. Singing elevates the levels of neurotransmitters which are associated with pleasure and well being. People's levels of oxytocin, the transmitter associated with pleasure, love and bonding were measured before and after voice lessons. The levels increased significantly for both amateur and professional singers. Other studies have shown that the levels of IGA (helpful to the immune system) increased with choral singing and levels of serotonin increased when listening to pleasure music.

Maryam Dalili
Licensed Psychotherapist