Music and the nucleus accumbens

@article{Mavridis2014MusicAT,
  title={Music and the nucleus accumbens},
  author={I. Mavridis},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
  year={2014},
  volume={37},
  pages={121-125}
}
  • I. Mavridis
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Music is a universal feature of human societies over time, mainly because it allows expression and regulation of strong emotions, thus influencing moods and evoking pleasure. The nucleus accumbens (NA), the most important pleasure center of the human brain (dominates the reward system), is the ‘king of neurosciences’ and dopamine (DA) can be rightfully considered as its ‘crown’ due to the fundamental role that this neurotransmitter plays in the brain’s reward system. Purpose of this article was… Expand
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