Humans like songs that are familiar sounding and a little bit unpredictable, according to a new study published in the neuroscience journal JNeurosci. The study suggests that our musical preferences might be grounded in the way we humans learn.
It’s fun to consider what that might sound like.
A Drake take on “Let it Be”? Ed Sheeran snapping out a nice remix of “White Christmas”? A Taylor Swift update of “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”?
The study results correspond with insights into how the brain learns best: challenges and new situations of medium complexity provide the most enrichment with the least frustration.
Find out more details over at Cosmos.
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