„Why artists get a natural shot of dopamine on stage“
In this talk, Actress and Author Christiani Wetter and Singer/Songwriter Karin Ospelt explain why artists love the thrill of the stage. What can motivate people to expose oneself to the risk of being judged by a mass of people? And go through a plethora of various emotions including anxiety, night after night? It all comes down to the release of a complex cocktail of neurotransmitters which the brain releases into the body when an artist performs on stage in front of an audience. Christiani and Karin share their experiences, as well as their favorite GIFs with sounds and music. Let’s explore why going on stage feels so good by taking a little trip inside the brain. In life we are basically hunting for happiness, brought to us by: Endorphin, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin. These neurotransmitters are responsible for the feeling we generally describe as being “happy”. They are all released under very specific conditions, such as falling in love, learning a new and useful skill that helps you with everyday life, or if you are eating your favorite dish.
And guess what? All of these conditions happen to come together when you are performing on stage. No wonder artists get addicted, being in stage is a powerful, natural stimulant.
This talk was given at a TEDx event by TEDx Vaduz „be small, THINK BIG“ which took place in Vaduz/ Liechtenstein on the 21.08.2021, using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more athttps://www.ted.com/tedx