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心理科学进展 ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (1): 123-130.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.00123

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周璨, 周临舒(), 蒋存梅   

  1. 上海师范大学音乐学院, 上海 200234
  • 收稿日期:2020-06-16 出版日期:2021-01-15 发布日期:2020-11-23
  • 通讯作者: 周临舒

Neural mechanisms underlying the experience of musical pleasure

ZHOU Can, ZHOU Linshu(), JIANG Cunmei   

  1. Music College, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
  • Received:2020-06-16 Online:2021-01-15 Published:2020-11-23
  • Contact: ZHOU Linshu


愉悦情绪体验是音乐活动中最普遍的心理现象。通过系统回顾相关的神经科学研究, 认为音乐愉悦体验与大脑奖赏系统的活动有关, 并涉及伏隔核与听觉皮层等其他脑区的交互。在这个过程中, 多巴胺的传递与音乐愉悦体验存在因果联系。基于预期视角, 奖赏预测误差理论和音乐信息理论模型可以解释音乐愉悦体验的产生机制。未来研究应进一步检验伏隔核及各皮层在音乐愉悦体验中的功能, 并整合不同的预期理论。

关键词: 音乐愉悦, 情绪体验, 奖赏, 预期, 音乐快感缺失症


Musical pleasure is the most common psychological phenomenon in music activities. Here, recent work on the neural substrates of musical pleasure has been reviewed, and we conclude that the experience of musical pleasure is related to activities of the brain reward system and interactions between the nucleus accumbens and other cortical regions (e.g., the auditory cortex). Especially, the dopaminergic transmission plays a causal role in this experience. Furthermore, the induction of musical pleasure can be explained by reward prediction errors and the information-theoretic model from the perspective of expectation. Future studies should further examine the function of the nucleus accumbens and other cortical regions in the induction of musical pleasure and integrate different expectation theories.

Key words: musical pleasure, emotional experience, reward, expectation, musical anhedonia