What's the scientific reason behind it?

I can't quite figure out what's around me and it feels so soothing same as the effect of meditation. It feels like an enlightenment.(I feel like I'm connected to a higher deity)


If you take a look at this quick article: The Neuroscience Of Trance or the full published study the article refers to: Brain Network Reconfiguration and Perceptual Decoupling During an Absorptive State of Consciousness scientists used fMRI to view what was going on in the brains of shamans as they either entered into a trance or purposefully stopped themselves from doing so while listening to drumming.

One of the things they noted was a dampening of the sensory pathways - there theory being that while the drumming beat was the most prominent external stimulus, it's repetitive and predictable patterns allowed it to be gated out/ignored while its ongoing presence prevented reorienting to the usual random environmental distractions.

I would expect the music your listening to is doing more or less what the drumming does for the shamans.


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