Increase in salivary oxytocin and decrease in salivary cortisol after listening to music

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

"These findings suggest that listening to slow-tempo and fast-tempo music is accompanied by an increase in the oxytocin level and a decrease in the cortisol level, respectively, and imply that such music listening-related changes in oxytocin and cortisol are involved in physiological relaxation and emotional excitation, respectively."


Source: PLOS One


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