People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain

Posted by on June 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Categories: health

People who deeply grasp the pain or happiness of others also process music differently, say researchers. The study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience compared MRI scans of low- and high-empathy people. Higher empathy people process music like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter — in brain regions for reward and social awareness. The findings may have implications for the function of music now and in our evolutionary past.

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