Arts & Culture

Video: Why Some People Just Don’t Like Music

TIMEJuly 4, 2014

For many people, enjoying music results in noticeable physical reactions – sweaty palms or a shiver down the spine. Music can cause the release of dopamine in your body, which provides a feeling of immense pleasure and reward.

But this sensation is not shared by all. As Nikki Rickard explains, there are people – referred to as “music anhedonics” – for who there is no physical response to music. For them, music is simply not enjoyable.

This video is a co-production between SBS World News and The Conversation.

Nikki Rickard currently receives funding from the Australian Research Council and beyondblue. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.