Well the day has come, I have finished reading Musicophilia by Dr. Oliver Sacks. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the inter-workings of the brain and its response to music. What I like most about Dr. Sacks’ writing style is that he teaching you, not talking at you. Which makes sense, as he is a professor. Perhaps I should save the book review for goodreads and get on with my post…
This word came up often towards the end of the book: Anhedonia
Now I provide you with a definition…
anhedonia |ˌanhēˈdōnēə; -hi-|
inability to feel pleasure.
anhedonic |-ˈdänik| adjective.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from French anhédonie, from Greek an- ‘without’ + hēdonē ‘pleasure.’
Perhaps if I realized that the root of the word was hedonic, I would have figured it out sooner.