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

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. Abstract It has been shown that music might be able to improve … 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

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

Music enhances cognitive recovery and prevents negative mood

Source: Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke Abstract We know from animal studies that a stimulating and enriched environment can enhance recovery after stroke, but little is known about the effects of an enriched sound environment on recovery from neural damage in humans. In humans, music listening activates a … Continue reading

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