The Neurobiology of Music-Induced Pleasure

Neuroscientists have pinpointed neural correlates associated with enjoying music.

A pioneering new study by an international team of neuroscientists has identified a specific functional connectivity network between brain regions that is directly associated with the degree of pleasure someone experiences while listening to music. The findings were published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Did you know that some people derive absolutely zero pleasure from listening to music? This neurological disorder is called “specific musical anhedonia” and affects approximately three-to-five percent of the population.


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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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