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More on the brain and music
|Posted on January 8, 2017 at 17:10:21|
Joined: January 9, 2006
Since: January 12, 2010
As mentioned below in a previous thread, the driving force behind "music lovers" or "audiophiles" presumably is that music stimulates what is referred to as the dopamine reward pathway, the end target of which is a structure called the nucleus accumbens. This same pathway is stimulated by anything from which we derive pleasure.
The link below is a report that shows decreased activation in the nucleus accumbens in individuals suffering from musical anhedonia (individuals unable to derive pleasure from listening to music).
|RE: More on the brain and music, posted on January 9, 2017 at 05:48:33|
Joined: September 11, 2010
|Thanks! for sharing-|