Music: Master Manipulator of the Human Mind

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Have you ever listened to a song that sent shivers down your spine? That, quite literally, struck a chord within you and hit that sonic sweet spot? We’ve all experienced it at some point in our lives — the odd instinct to cry as the singers join in ethereal harmony, the flutter of your heart when the next chord is unexpected, but satisfyingly so. For me, it’s happened with a great many songs, ranging from Steely