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Brain Physiology and Music Appreciation

"Lack of Joy from music linked to brain disconnection." So headlines an article published in Science Daily on 4 January 2017. Its opening summary reads:

Have you ever met someone who just wasn't into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population. Researchers have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.

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