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More on the brain and music

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 17:10:21

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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).


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RE: More on the brain and music, posted on January 9, 2017 at 05:48:33

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Thanks! for sharing-


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