Study: How music impacts your body

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U.S. (KXAN) — The next time you are jamming out to your favorite song, look in the mirror.

A new Austrian study found your pupils dilate when you listen to a song you like.

Scientists say it shows just how much music impacts our bodies. They will use the information to study emotional reactions to songs.

Researchers also found that music affects our brains.

A study of students showed they retain more information and have lower stress when listening to music while studying.

You might even have noticed your foot tapping to a beat before you even realize you can hear music.

You can view the full research findings here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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