Analog music/vinyl records may provide greater rates of dopamine release in the brain

SUMMARY: Once nearly obsolete, multiple studies and experts approach the scientific side of the explosion of the phonograph industry in the last decade. The conclusions are mixed and untested as of yet but most experts agree that analog music seems to hold a greater degree of relaxation than digital music. Is it the science of the process of playing a record? is it the science of the sound reproduction? what is it that causes fans of the new era of the now 140+ year old phonograph to say: it sounds better..and ‘I like it more than digital formats.’?

STUDIES & ARTICLES:

https://www.fairobserver.com/more/science/neil-young-vinyl-lp-records-digital-audio-science-news-william-softky-39078/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7043886/

https://www.npr.org/2012/02/10/146697658/why-vinyl-sounds-better-than-cd-or-not

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7207195/