Finnish researchers examined the effects of classical music on the brain at the molecular level on both musically experienced (48) and inexperienced (15) people. Genetic activity increased for the “feel-good” hormone dopamine, as well as genes involved in memory, learning and synaptic activity. Genes associated with neuro-degeneration were less active. Only musically experienced participants exhibited these effects.
PositiveTip: Get “musically experienced” and regularly enjoy classical music for both genetic and mental health benefits. You can start with the Mozart concerto used by researchers.