Zatorre Lab: Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music

Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music Valorie N Salimpoor, Mitchel Benovoy, Kevin Larcher, Alain Dagher & Robert J Zatorre Nature Neuroscience (2011) doi:10.1038/nn.2726 Abstract Music, an abstract stimulus, can arouse feelings of euphoria and craving, similar to tangible rewards that involve the striatal dopaminergic system. Using the neurochemical … Continue reading

Real-time fMRI feedback training may improve chronic tinnitus (Neuroradiology, Basil).

Real-time fMRI feedback training may improve chronic tinnitus. Eur Radiol. 2010 Mar;20(3):696-703. Epub 2009 Sep 16. Haller S, Birbaumer N, Veit R. Institute of Radiology, Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland. shaller@uhbs.ch Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tinnitus consists of a more or less constant aversive tone or noise and is associated … Continue reading

Music, Mind, and Meaning (MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1981)

Music, Mind, and Meaning Marvin Minsky Computer Music Journal, Fall 1981, Vol. 5, Number 3 This is a revised version of AI Memo No. 616, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. An earlier published version appeared in Music, Mind, and Brain: The Neuropsychology of Music (Manfred Clynes, ed.) Plenum, New York, 1981 Why Do We Like Music? … Continue reading

Investigating the neurobiology of music: BDNF modulation in the hippocampus of young adult mice.

Investigating the neurobiology of music: brain-derived neurotrophic factor modulation in the hippocampus of young adult mice. Behav Pharmacol. 2007 Sep;18(5-6):491-6. Angelucci F, Fiore M, Ricci E, Padua L, Sabino A, Tonali PA. Fondazione Don C. Gnocchi, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli, Rome, Italy. angeluccifrancesco@rm.unicatt.it Abstract It has been shown that music might be able to improve … Continue reading

Music exposure differentially alters the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor in the mouse hypothalamus

Music exposure differentially alters the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor in the mouse hypothalamus Neuroscience Letters Volume 429, Issues 2-3, 18 December 2007, Pages 152-155 Francesco Angeluccia, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, Enzo Riccib, Luca Paduaa, Andrea Sabinob and Pietro Attilio Tonalia aFondazione Don C. Gnocchi, Rome, Italy … Continue reading

Anxiolytic effect of music exposure on BDNFMet/Met transgenic mice.

Anxiolytic effect of music exposure on BDNFMet/Met transgenic mice. Brain Res. 2010 Aug 6;1347:71-9. Epub 2010 May 31. Li WJ, Yu H, Yang JM, Gao J, Jiang H, Feng M, Zhao YX, Chen ZY. The Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Health, Qilu Hospital, Shandong … Continue reading

Ringing Ears: The Neuroscience of Tinnitus @ McMaster University

Source Tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears that affects thousands in Canada, is generated not by the ear, but by neurons firing in the brain, according to a North American research team that includes a McMaster University scientist. “The tinnitus is not generated by processes in the ear, but changes in the brain when … Continue reading

The See-Saw Circuit of Fear: Genetic dissection of an amygdala microcircuit that gates conditioned fear

ABSTRACT The role of different amygdala nuclei (neuroanatomical subdivisions) in processing Pavlovian conditioned fear has been studied extensively, but the function of the heterogeneous neuronal subtypes within these nuclei remains poorly understood. Here we use molecular genetic approaches to map the functional connectivity of a subpopulation of GABA-containing neurons, located in the lateral subdivision of … Continue reading

The connection between Rhythmicity and Brain Function: auditory rhythm and physical response can be effectively harnessed for specific neuro-therapeutic purposes

The connection between rhythmicity and brain function. Thaut MH, Kenyon GP, Schauer ML, McIntosh GC. Dept. of Music, Theater, Dance, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 1999 Mar-Apr;18(2):101-8. Abstract Although rhythm and music are not entirely synonymous terms, rhythm constitutes one of the most essential structural and organizational elements of … Continue reading

Music makes you exercise harder

Does Music Make You Exercise Harder? By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS For a study published last year, British researchers asked 12 healthy male college students to ride stationary bicycles while listening to music that, as the researchers primly wrote, “reflected current popular taste among the undergraduate population.” Each of the six songs chosen differed somewhat in tempo … Continue reading

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