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Are Concertgoers the Happiest People in the World?

"Fans," © 2012 Claire Cook44, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

“Fans,” © 2012 Claire Cook44, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

According to Pacific Standard, they just might be. Tom Jacobs reports:

“In a new study from Australia, people who regularly attend musical events and/or participate in dancing reported higher levels of well-being than those who did not. …

The findings reflect ‘the important role of engaging with music in the company of others,’ conclude Deakin University scholars Melissa Weinberg and Dawn Joseph. They report elevated levels of life satisfaction among Australians who take part in communal musical experiences —  anything from ballroom dancing to hanging out at clubs to hear a band. …

[Music] still has its greatest positive impact when it is a communal experience.”

Find out more about the study here.

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