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Curr Biol. 2014 Mar 17;24(6):R234-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.013.

Music biology: all this useful beauty.

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1
Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, 8-11 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK. Electronic address: camilla.clark@ucl.ac.uk.
2
Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, 8-11 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK. Electronic address: l.downey@ucl.ac.uk.
3
Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, 8-11 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK. Electronic address: jason.warren@ucl.ac.uk.

Abstract

Some healthy people fail to derive pleasure from music despite otherwise preserved perceptual and reward responses. Such 'musical anhedonia' implies the existence of music-specific brain reward mechanisms, which could provide a substrate for music to acquire biological value.

PMID:
24650910
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.013
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