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Apathetic ears mute the body's music reward response
Apathetic ears mute the body's music reward response

Everyone dislikes some kind of music, but are there people out there who don’t respond to musical pathos? Apparently, yes, and they weren’t lying when they said so, according to a study published online Thursday in Current Biology. A team of researchers from Spain and Canada was trying to develop an accurate questionnaire to gauge people’s sense of reward from music when they found that roughly 5% of their study subjects reported getting no pleasure at all from music. So they followed up by testing 30 subjects, grouped by their relative affinity for music. The bottom group, which expressed the least pleasure in music, also exhibited the least change in heart rate or...

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