Friday, November 11, 2016

People who don't like music have a disconnected brain, research claims

by Sam Meaghan
Nov. 9, 2016

Music may be all over the world, in the airwaves, on the internet, everywhere, but some people still just do not like it.

Now, researchers have attempted to find out why a certain group of people just don't take to music the way others do.

With the help of fMRI scans to track the participant's brain activity, reseachers have found that people have less blood flow to the brain's reward networks when exposed to music.

This suggests that people who have a natural distaste to music, have a less functioning connectivity between the auditory processing and the reward centres.

According to Ars Technica, these findings provide further support for the theory that the pleasure that comes from music stems from interactions between the auditory neural networks and and the brain's reward networks.


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