AsapScience took a look at how music effects humans and it's not unlike a drug: your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, your brain gets into a tizzy and that all important dopamine (the thing that makes you feel good) gets released into your body. Listening to music chemically alters our body. Listening to music is a drug.
And that's awesome! I'm all for doing drugs that don't ruin your life (and though music can get addictive, it's not going to turn you into a meth head). And even though the world listens to completely different music, AsapScience says the chemical effect of music is consistent throughout all humans. We're all just a slave to that dopamine. [AsapScience via The Atlantic]