From a post titled "Music and Neurobiology
(Pamela Hurley's Shrink Wrap)
"Music is like the smell of madelaine ... it's used to reconnect to old moods, specifically moods of bonding. Bonding to a lover with "our song." Bonding to a social group that expressed its identity through its taste in music. Moments in which we found our own identitiy through a bond with the musicians ... people we never or seldom had the chance to meet but who entered our interior pantheon, our internal adopted family of significant others. ...
"Identity, self, is a mesh of the bonds we've made, flavored with the spice of our variation on our internal tribe's themes. It's a matter of the moments in which those bonds formed. Music helps us revisit those moments and, in some cases, to reinvent them, using our past to build our future."