This was amazing and eye opening for me. I'm pretty sure I have this. Do people really react emotionally to music? That's weird. But it explains a lot I suppose. I took the included test located here and got 7, when the average/normal is ~40-50. Though, my music seeking and sensory-motor scores were normal.
I was talking to my roommate about this. And he confirmed that he does indeed get emotions from music. I feel like a huge part of my views have changed now. Seriously mind blowing stuff.
Apparently people with Music Anhedonia don't really enjoy most music and only tend to like stuff that is musically "interesting" rather than emotional. And that it's not that they don't experience emotion or that they can't hear/associate sounds, but just that no emotions are evoked from music.
I'm seriously baffled. My roommate linked one specific part of a show were were watching, and said it had "creepy" music. As in, it made the hairs on his spine stand up. I was in awe, since I wasn't even aware the music was supposed to have that effect. I knew it was "creepy", since it was stereotypical creepy music, and that's the feel the show was going for (creepy/comical). But watching it, I just found it humorous. And my roommate said he was amazed that I didn't react to the noise/music.
Anyone else have this?