According to a new study from the Centre For Performance Science in London, experiencing live music can reduce a person’s level of stress hormones. 

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Researches analyzed before-and-after saliva samples of 117 volunteers across two separate concerts. Results indicated lower levels of cortisol and cortisone (stress hormones) in secondary samples.

“This is the first preliminary evidence that attending a cultural event can have an impact on endocrine activity,” says lead researcher Daisy Fancourt of the Centre For Performance Science

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Researches did add that the study was conducted around “relatively calm, classical music” and “more research will be needed to ascertain whether other genres of music elicit different effects.”

Do you find yourself more relaxed when attending concerts? What about at shows featuring heavier music? Leave us a comment with your thoughts.