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Music and social bonding: "self-other" merging and neurohormonal mechanisms

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It has been suggested that a key function of music during its development and spread amongst human populations was its capacity to create and strengthen social bonds amongst interacting group members. However, the mechanisms by which this occurs have not been fully discussed. In this paper we review evidence supporting two thus far independently investigated mechanisms for this social bonding effect: self-other merging as a consequence of inter-personal synchrony, and the release of endorphin...

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10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01096

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Frontiers Research Foundation
Journal:
Frontiers in psychology
Volume:
5
Issue:
SEP
Pages:
1096
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1664-1078
ISSN:
1664-1078
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uuid:6b7f3558-3b3d-45a5-94b1-79fe000e4d80
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485506
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pubs:485506

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