Musical pleasure and reward: mechanisms and dysfunction

@article{Zatorre2015MusicalPA,
  title={Musical pleasure and reward: mechanisms and dysfunction},
  author={R. Zatorre},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={1337}
}
  • R. Zatorre
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Most people derive pleasure from music. Neuroimaging studies show that the reward system of the human brain is central to this experience. Specifically, the dorsal and ventral striatum release dopamine when listening to pleasurable music, and activity in these structures also codes the reward value of musical excerpts. Moreover, the striatum interacts with cortical mechanisms involved in perception and valuation of musical stimuli. Recent studies have begun to explore individual differences in… Expand
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