Enjoy blasting music? You're in luck because according to some researchers, it stimulates a part of the brain that releases feel good hormones. Now I know why everyone in the office is always in high spirits.

According to researchers at Manchester University, music fans are stimulating part of the inner ear known as the sacculus, which responds to the beat in music. This gives the brain pleasure and makes us feel good — during the music and afterwards.

[When loud music is playing,] the brain is stimulated into releasing feelgood hormones that make us calm, happy and responsive. So to trigger a dose of happy hormones on a Monday morning, you should, in theory, choose Black Sabbath over chamber music.

While its no news that music does make you feel good, having some scientific research backing it up can only make you want to listen to more. The apparent study says that the sacculus only responds to volumes above 90 decibels. Which is, loud. Really loud. Just be sure to give your ear drums a break every once in awhile.