Passive music listening spontaneously engages limbic and paralimbic systems

@article{Brown2004PassiveML,
  title={Passive music listening spontaneously engages limbic and paralimbic systems},
  author={Steven Brown and Michael J. Martinez and Lawrence M. Parsons},
  journal={NeuroReport},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={2033-2037}
}
In this PET study, non-musicians passively listened to unfamiliar instrumental music revealed afterward to elicit strongly pleasant feelings. Activations were observed in the subcallosal cingulate gyrus, prefrontal anterior cingulate, retrosplenial cortex, hippocampus, anterior insula, and nucleus accumbens. This is the first observation of spontaneous responses in such limbic and paralimbic areas during passive listening to unfamiliar although liked music. Activations were also seen in primary… 

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