Listening to Music Stimulates the Parts of Your Brain That Reduce Anxiety

From a story on by Mike Allen, Erica Pandey, and Jim VandeHei headlimed “The musical brain workout”:

We’ve all heard of a total body workout, but it’s also possible to get a total brain workout.

And one of the quickest — and most fun — ways to do it is by throwing on your favorite tunes.

The big picture: Listening to music stimulates multiple parts of your brain, and research has linked it to reduced anxiety and physical pain, as well as boosted mood and memory, per Johns Hopkins Medicine.