The Intersection of Music & Sport

Music and Sports go hand and hand like music and a dance floor. Listening to music can stimulate parts of the brain that are critical to athletic performance. Costas Karageorghis who has spent 25 years studying music and its effects on the brain says “When the brain is listening to music, It lights up like a Christmas tree. It’s an ideal stimuli because it reaches (parts of the brain) that can’t easily be reached.” He found music can tap into the brains secretion of dopamine and natural opioids – two naturally occurring chemicals that help block our perception of fatigue and pain. Karageorghis says “Based on my research, music can be like a performance-enhancing drug. It’s just that intoxicating”.

Check out how music is enhancing the performances of athletes at this year’s X-Games in exclusive HK interviews at Skateboard Big Air Winners! Moto X Freestyle Winners! BMX Vert!

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