We must be a happy bunch here at B96!
A new study conducted by Deakin University in Victoria, Australia found that attending a concert can boost your mood.
Researchers found that those who said they attended music events frequently and danced at them scored higher on the happiness scale than those who did not.
“The emotional regulation feature of music may be best understood through the social connections it facilitates,” the study’s conclusion reads. “The communal interaction and social medium may offer people a sense of purpose and belonging…Specifically, shared music making (i.e., through singing) provides a sense of personal and group fulfillment for membership, creating a strong sense of social cohesion and community. Further, people often participate in music-making activities like singing, playing instruments, dancing or attending concerts to counteract loneliness, social isolation and negative feelings, which are all negative correlates of [subjective wellbeing].”
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