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The details of this questionnaire can be found at:

Mas-Herrero, E., Marco-Pallares, J., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Zatorre, R., Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Individual differences in Music Reward experiences. Music Perception. 31(2):118-138

Each item of this questionnaire is a statement that a person may either agree with or disagree with. For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with what the item says. Please respond to all the items; do not leave any blank. Choose only one response to each statement. Please be as accurate and honest as you can be. Respond to each item as if it were the only item. That is, don't worry about being consistent in your responses. Choose from completely disagree (left) to completely agree (right) one of the five options.
Answer with a number from 1 to 5 where

1 -> Completely disagree
2 -> Disagree
3 -> either agree nor disagree
4 -> Agree
5 -> Completely agree

When you complete your questionnaire you will get a number for each of the facets that compose the questionnaire and one for the global sensitivity to music reward. The mean value of each factor is 50 and the standard deviation is 10. Therefore, the standard values are located between 40 and 60. Punctuations below 40 indicate low values in this particular facet and values above 60 indicate high values in this facet (the same applies to the global questionnaire). In case you have questions about the use of the questionnaire please contact to Josep Marco-Pallares (josepmarco at

1. When I share music with someone I feel a special connection with that person.

2. In my free time I hardly listen to music.

3. I like listen to music that contains emotion.

4. Music keeps me company when I'm alone.

5. I don't like to dance, not even with music I like.

6. Music makes me bond with other people.

7. I inform myself about music I like.

8. I get emotional listening to certain pieces of music.

9. Music calms and relaxes me.

10. Music often makes me dance.

11. I'm always looking for new music.

12. I can become tearful or cry when I listen to a melody that I like very much.

13. I like to sing or play an instrument with other people.

14. Music helps me chill out.

15. I can't help humming or singing along to music that I like.

16. At a concert I feel connected to the performers and the audience.

17. I spend quite a bit of money on music and related items.

18. I sometimes feel chills when I hear a melody that I like.

19. Music comforts me.

20. When I hear a tune I like a lot I can't help tapping or moving to its beat.