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Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Sorry, I Don’t Like Music

Saturday, March 8th, 2014


I know that’s heresy. I know 97-99 percent of the people reading this love music.  Your subconscious neural systems automatically spit out dopamines that give off pleasant sensations when you hear melodies you enjoy.  But all of us aren’t wired like you.  Music doesn’t move some of us emotionally or in any other ways – it’s just there – and often there as a distraction.

I’ve known about this all my life. Finally science has researched the condition and come up with some preliminary findings.  Researchers refer to it as musical anhedonia – the inability to experience pleasure from music. This doesn’t mean people like me don’t get pleasure from the other usual stimuli like food or sex; it’s just that music leaves us cold.

Scientists developed a questionnaire to evaluate individual differences in musical enjoyment. They recorded changes of skin conductance response and heart rate as physiologic indicators of emotion.  The results weren’t startling, 1- to 3-percent of people – like me – just don’t care at all about music.

How do you fare on the music reward spectrum? http://www.brainvitge.org/bmrq.php