There is an increasing body of scientific evidence about the benefits of singing, especially together with others. Now, of course, those of us singing in a choir already knew about the good things it does to us, even if we weren’t sure exactly why. Nevertheless, it’s good to see that science is catching up with art!
In this recent Uplift article ‘The Neuroscience of Singing’, Cassandra Sheppard gives the lowdown on where the science is up to:
“The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.”