Music Brain

Brain Scans Predict Pleasure from New Music Downloads

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 06:50

Neuroimaging explains what happens in your brain when you love a new music track so much you want to download it. Whether it’s a crescendo or a beat drop, your nucleus accumbens brings the pleasure.

Surgery

Controversial Surgery Destroys Brain's Pleasure Center to Combat Addiction, Mental Illness

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 16:05

Controversy is brewing over a controversial procedure practiced in China. The procedure, ablation of the nucleus accumbens, requires surgeons to burn away part of the pleasure center of the brain.