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Your Dopamine Dose

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Posted on July 16, 2014 by Category: All / No Comments.

Music is the best option to drown out sound or break a tedious silence. The best songs to work along with are rhythmically consistent and have little or no lyrics such as ambient, instrumental music. Another good thing about instrumental music is that it deters co-workers from singing out loud although humming might happen. Songs with lyrics, the brain will want to predict what happens next and it will take away from concentrating on your task.

Need energy? Hit the shuffle button. Listening to something new or unexpected releases dopamine in the brain. There are various music outlets to check out that can generate new songs based on your music preferences such as Last.fm.

Sometimes your brain just needs a break and need silence to concentrate on the task at hand. It all depends on your personality, choose music that you listen to regularly and are familiar with.

Your Dopamine Dose:

Diplo – Summer’s Gonna hurt You
DJ Shadow – Midnight in a Perfect World
Flying Lotus –Massage Situation
Nine Inch Nails – La Mer
Nujabes – Horn in the Middle
St. Germain – Sure Thing
Marlena Shaw – California Soul
James Brown – I’ll Go Crazy (Live at The Apollo)
Zebra Katz – Drk Binder
Childish Gambino – Sweatpants

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