Ever wondered what that tingling sensation in your brain or on your scalp is called when you listen to music? We hadn’t wondered, but we feel better now that we know. It is called the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). We probably won’t remember that long name or the acronym but “head orgasm” is a term that won’t be forgotten.
In a study published in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that the part of your brain responsible for ASMR does not get lost to Alzheimer’s. This discovery may explain why music has the capacity to lift Alzheimer’s out of the confusing states they often find themselves in, giving them clarity of thought and action they may otherwise struggle with.
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This is just another step closer to understanding the way the brain is impacted by music.