Yo, what’s good, it’s your boy Dan here to talk about why music sounds better when you’re high. I mean, let’s be real, we’ve all been there, vibing out to our favorite tunes after smoking a blunt or popping a pill. But have you ever wondered why the music just hits different when you’re in an altered state of mind? Well, let’s dive in and find out.
Music has been a part of human life since the beginning of time. Back in the day, our ancestors would create music with rocks and animal bones, and they’d even use stimulating fungi and plants to heighten their enjoyment of the music they created. And let’s be real, it’s not just the creators of music that use drugs to enhance their experience. Us listeners like to get in on the action too.
Cannabis is one of the most popular drugs associated with music. It’s been used by artists like Brian Wilson and Snoop Dogg as an inspirational aid. And let’s not forget about all the psychedelic rock from the sixties that was heavily influenced by cannabis use. But it’s not just about the artists, it’s also about the listeners who partake in order to enhance their experience.
One of the biggest effects of cannabis is how it affects our perception. The active ingredient, THC, messes with our brain’s sense of timing and pleasure center. This causes a disruption in short-term memory, allowing us to feel more connected to the music and experience an overall enhanced enjoyment. When cannabis and music are combined, it creates a much stronger emotional response than if they were experienced separately.
Daniel J. Levitin, author of “The World in Six Songs”, explains that “The disruption of short-term memory thrusts listeners into the moment of the music as it unfolds; unable to explicitly keep in mind what has just been played. They live for each note, completely in the moment.” You’re just fully immersed in the music, letting each note wash over you.
But it’s not just about feeling more connected to the music. People who have taken cannabis and listened to music often describe it as textured and with more depth. It’s like you’re having a profound experience that you wouldn’t be able to have when sober. An fMRI study from 2011 showed that THC caused modulations in visual and auditory processing, which could explain why we feel like we’re able to feel the music more deeply when we’re high.
And it’s not just cannabis that enhances our musical experience. MDMA has become a popular drug among club goers and festival attendees because of how it affects our levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine – neurotransmitters responsible for emotion, motivation, and memory. MDMA causes a huge reaction with these chemicals in our brain and increases positive emotions like confidence, happiness, and love.
When you combine these already established positive effects of music with the effects of MDMA, it’s no wonder people are drawn to using them together. But let’s be real here – this isn’t a guarantee that you’ll have the best night of your life. There are many factors at play including dosage, your own well-being but also the overall quality of the substance itself.
At the end of the day, everyone makes their own decisions when it comes to using drugs and listening to music. But just remember to be responsible and mindful about your use.
So there you have it – why music sounds better when you’re high. It’s all about how drugs like cannabis and MDMA affect our perception and emotional response to music. Whether you choose to partake or not is up to you, but if you do decide to get high and listen to some tunes – enjoy it! Just make sure you’ve got some snacks on deck because we all know how munchies can hit hard when we’re vibing out. Peace out!