Brain opioids connected to music enjoyment.

In Brain Circuitry, Brain General Structure and Function, Brain Science, Endocrine System, Senses and Perception by Brainy Days Ahead

Opioid substances are produced in the brain naturally when we are having a good time. Neuroscientists at McGill University in Canada temporarily block these opiods and find that the same chemical system in the brain that produces feelings of pleasure as a result of having sex, taking recreational drugs, or eating tasty food is also stimulated by listening to a favorite tune. The study is the first to show conclusively that opioids in the brain are directly involved in musical pleasure. The researchers hope that understanding the processes involved could help lead to new ways to treat addiction.