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Music and Chemistry

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:26 am
by Warner Mortensen
Learning music has become essential nowadays. There are various instruments that we can learn each day like: ... -to-learn/. But what makes me awe at it the most is its connection with other subjects. I recently read somewhere that there is a huge connection between musical instruments and chemistry and found it pretty interesting. Our brains produce the neurotransmitter dopamine in response to music, according to research. Dopamine is linked to the reward system in the brain. We get a rush of physiological pleasure from anticipating and then hearing music. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, which means it helps govern movement in the extrapyramidal system of the brain. Its chemical makeup is C8H11NO2, and it is a neurotransmitter. The chemical formula for serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, is C10H12N2O. It regulates body temperature and adrenaline levels. It's generally present in the raphe nuclei across the brain and contributes to a lot more places than dopamine, but it also works with dopamine in the areas where it's found.
Whatever the music instrument is, it produces a sound. The sound produced and its durability mostly depends on the type of material it is made from. For instance, the metal strings used on various violins help produce a good quality sound. Paints and varnishing, which are done for the final polishing, are mainly chemical science. On the other hand, the contemporary electroplating technique ensures that the instruments have the highest appearance and sound quality. It allows for applying very thin layers of copper, silver, gold, and nickel in various combinations to surfaces using a solution of metal ions and an electric current.