To understand why we grow attached to certain songs, it helps to start with the brains relationship with music in general. When we first hear a song, it stimulates our auditory cortex and we convert the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies into a coherent whole. From there, our reaction to music depends on how we interact with it. Sing along to a song in your head, and youll activate your premotor cortex, which helps plan and coordinate movements. Dance along, and your neurons will synchronize with the beat of the music. Pay close attention to the lyrics and instrumentation, and youll activate your parietal cortex, which helps you shift and maintain attention to different stimuli. Listen to a song that triggers personal memories, and your prefrontal cortex, which maintains information relevant to your personal life and relationships, will spring into action.
Stream a new track from The Moms called Business is Booming at New Noise Magazine. The band has also announced tour dates with Everything Ever - dates are below. Buy American releases September 23rd via Paper + Plastick Records.