Music biology: all this useful beauty

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


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.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cholinergic Neurons / physiology*
  • Prosencephalon / physiology*
  • Sleep / physiology*
  • Wakefulness / physiology*