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Spatial Hearing at the Cocktail Party

Montreal Neurological Institute de GrandPré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Spatial hearing has long been appreciated to aid in hearing out a signal amid a crowd of competing sounds, like the task of following a conversation at a noisy cocktail party.

Why we buy music

Dr. Valorie Salimpoor

New study shows what happens in the brain to make music rewarding

A new study reveals what happens in our brain when we decide to purchase a piece of music when we hear it for the first time. The study, conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University and published in the journal Science on April 12, pinpoints the specific brain activity that makes new music rewarding and predicts the decision to purchase music.

Published: 11Apr2013