Why That Sad Song Says So Much (Classical Voice)

Ever wonder why some people play sad songs over and over? New research indicates that people who listen to sad music get a shot of the hormone prolactin, a chemical that tells the brain to turn off the grief. “It’s a bit like Mother Nature wrapping her arms around you, consoling you, and saying, “ňúThere, there; it’s OK,'” says researcher David Huron, author of the forthcoming book The Science of Sad Music.