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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Can Be Used to Alter How You Perceive Music
I ditched my career as a music journalist in May of 2012, leaving a job at a now-defunct East Coast alt-weekly newspaper for, well, being a science writer. For the next year or so, I barely listened to music at all. I didn’t seek out new music, shop for records, or go to shows. None of it did anything for me. It was like eating food without flavor, offering less sensory thrill than a glass of Soylent.
I could blame the job. Aesthetic burn-out. But I was also wicked depressed, and, in truth, there wasn’t a whole lot that was doing anything for me in that year flavor-wise. It’s part of the whole depression package, a profound disinterest in the world—an inability to experience pleasure in things once pleasurable. The technical term for it is anhedonia.