What happens when one feels "energized"?
March 24, 2011 5:33 PM Subscribe
A friend queries:
What makes a person feel so energized after choir practice (in a scientific sense)?
posted by DMelanogaster to science & nature (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
In a lot of surveys of singers, the singers talk about being energized by singing. I experience this every week. I walk into a choir rehearsal exhausted, I walk out feeling alive again. I know there's an emotional/psychological component to this, the response to singing beautiful music, the people, but I was wondering if there was a physiological compenent as well. It feels physical. Are these same things, the beautiful music, the people, causing changes in the body that are experienced as energizing?
I couldn't find any studies so I thought I would come at it in a more
basic way: when someone experiences feeling energized, what is happening in the body?