Music Isn’t for Everyone

Scientists call this condition specific musical anhedonia. Researchers at the University of Barcelona tested physiological markers of emotional response and found that people with this form of anhedonia (literally: without pleasure) are able to perceive music and feel enjoyment, so it’s not a question of abnormalities in their neural circuitry. They just don’t get rocked by rock, jazzed by jazz or moved by a classical movement.

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