My second nugget post was about this “man-computer symbiosis” and how it related to my inquiry topic, Pandora. I thought about technology and music and came up with the obvious statement: people like music. I began to research this and realized that actually, some people don’t like music. One of the first things I came to was this video that explained what the heck is wrong with these people that just don’t enjoy music. Then I came to this article from the Huffington Post that said some people experience what is called “musical anhedonia.” Well what in the world in music anhedonia? And how do you even pronounce that? The article went into detail about an experiment to discover which people had music anhedonia, but it didn’t really explain what it was so I decided to Google this question to find out more. Automatically there were a number of article that came up saying, “Why some people just don’t like music.” I clicked on a UK website with the curiosity of what it would say. This article explained that some people are just incapable of having an emotional response to music. Most people’s heart rate increases and sometimes begin to sweat when they hear a song they like, but these individuals do not. Well now I’m wondering why they aren’t as sensitive as other people? Did they have a bad experience with music as a child? Are people born liking music? I Googled again and surprisingly found a few interviews with musicians explaining how they got into music, and then came to an article by a man who wanted to understand what determines why other people like certain music as well. In the “Before Birth” section of his article, he included some links related to pregnant mothers playing classical music near their stomachs and I clicked on one. Apparently, “listening” to music in the womb plays a huge role on our emotions and how you will develop. Perhaps it’s possible that people with musical anhedonia never heard music in the womb and never developed the emotional response needed to enjoy it. So, in conclusion, if a baby doesn’t experience music in the womb, they will prove my “obvious” statement wrong that people like music.