A vinyl disc that induces euphoria in those who listen to it was produced by Eric Marsden.
The record affects the limbic system of the human brain, activating the pleasure center in the nucleus accumbens. An explorer of music, Marsden set out to find the ideal sound that would induce perfect euphoria. This recording was the result of his research.
Anybody that hears the record playing enters a state of bliss, and as long as the record is playing, anyone listening is unaware of what's going on around them. People listening to the record have fully dilated pupils, may cry, and suffer total memory loss of what happened during the time it was playing. Also, people listening have a sense of being beloved afterwards. The record's music could potentially be used as a more powerful form of heroin. The record was later employed by a group of thieves to sedate the people in the banks they robbed. The record was recovered by Warehouse 13 agents Myka Bering and Peter Lattimer.
Eric Marsden created the record by combining different forms of music; he claimed he was trying to find the key and this record was his finished product - the ultimate and most perfect song ever created.
Real World Connections[edit | edit source]
The limbic system operates by influencing the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system. It is highly interconnected with the nucleus accumbens, the brain's pleasure center, and the "high" derived from certain recreational drugs. These responses are heavily modulated by dopaminergic projections from the limbic system. The limbic system is also tightly connected to the prefrontal cortex. Some scientists contend that this connection is related to the pleasure obtained from solving problems.