Is Music That Different Than a Drug like Cocaine?


"Is music humanity's drug of choice? What is the mysterious power behind it's ability to captivate, stimulate and keep us coming back for more? Find out the scientific explanation of how a simple mixture of sound frequencies can affect your brain and body, and why it's not all that different than a drug like cocaine."

Do you use music to influence the mind for greater happiness, productivity, or other result?


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