There are very few people who don’t find music pleasurable. For most of us, music elicits a significant response — an emotional response to various passages and songs. If you’ve ever wondered why we enjoy music so much, Robert J. Zatorre, a professor of neuroscience at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, and Valorie N. Salimpoor, a postdoctoral neuroscientist at the Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute in Torontomay may have some answers. Their research team has been using brain imaging and other scientific techniques to study the human reaction to music.
Read about it in this New York Times article