Episode 66 - Violence, Pessimism, and Music in Your Brain

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Are different types of music better for your brain? Are pessimism and optimism hardwired? Why do we enjoy violent vindication? Where did all your questions go when you came back to God?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Are different types of music better for your brain?

Different Brain Regions Handle Different Music Types

This Is Your Brain On Music: How Our Brains Process Melodies That Pull On Our Heartstrings

Brain imaging shows how neural responses to different types of music affect emotion regulation processes

Research shows listening to different musical genres leaves lasting impact on brain

Are pessimism and optimism hardwired?

Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain

The Pessimistic Brain: Wired to Be Negative?

The Neural Basis of Optimism and Pessimism

Optimist Or Pessimist? Brain Scans Show Positive And Negative People Really Do Think Differently

Why do we enjoy violent vindication?

Black and White, The Liturgists Podcast

Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex

Where did all your questions go when you came back to God?

Finding God in the Waves

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