sabato 19 marzo 2016

# s-brain-behav: an aesthetically rewarding function

<< (..) white matter connectivity between sensory processing areas in the superior temporal gyrus and emotional and social processing areas in the insula and medial prefrontal cortex explains individual differences in reward sensitivity to music >>

The << (..)  findings provide the first evidence for a neural basis of individual differences in sensory access to the reward system, and suggest that social-emotional communication through the auditory channel may offer an evolutionary basis for music making as an aesthetically rewarding function in humans >>

Sachs ME, Ellis RJ, et al. Brain connectivity reflects human aesthetic responses to music. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016 Mar 10. pii: nsw009. PMID: 26966157

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