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Neural correlates of the popular music phenomenon: evidence from functional MRI and PET imaging.

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  1. RogerBlack

    RogerBlack Senior Member

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28083689

    On the sillier side.
     
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    How in the world do these "scientists" ever get funding for such trivial matters? Trivial relative to what is really important and beneficial to study in medicine!

    Cocaine as well pornography can arouse pleasure but I certainly hope there aren't any studies that delve deeper into these subjects.:D
     
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    duncan Senior Member

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    Finally, it all begins to make sense... The pieces are all coming together...
     
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  4. RogerBlack

    RogerBlack Senior Member

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    The brain has many parts.
    Studying only the parts that 'connect' directly to a given known disease can lead to a poorer understanding of the whole system. You need a mix of basic research and applied.

    For example, nobody could possibly have realised that studying why a specific salt-loving bacterias behaviour varied under differing salt concentrations in 1989 could have today lead to CRISPR - which is essentially a bacterial 'immune system' and is being used to do genetic editing of human cells to cure several diseases in many clinical trials, and is a vital research technique.

    Also, knowing how 'pleasurable excitement' works could be enormously powerful.
    Imagine if you could safely stimulate this from a clinical perspective.
    It might obviously be very useful for depression, as well as phobias, for example.
     
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    This reminds me of that research which claimed to have decoded alien signals sent back from outer space. Supposedly, an alien intelligence had captured the Voyager 1 spacecraft (launched on September 5, 1977), which had carried a golden phonograph album entitled "The Sounds Earth."
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    The golden album included natural sounds, a French poem, messages from President Carter and the United Nations Secretary General, as well as music spanning everything from classical to Chuck Berry.


    The message the aliens supposedly sent back was:

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    :)
    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/77/77rreview.phtml
     
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    Looking at the music collection included on the Voyager I LP disk, Chuck Berry is the only thing I'd ask to hear more of! Pity they didn't include some Jimi Hendrix or Zeppelin: that would have impressed the aliens!
     
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