We all have friends that are big fans of music that we can’t stand, for instance, some people like metal music while others liken it to the sound of nails on a chalk board.
Well apparently, there is a scientific reason for this!
To be a musician requires a certain level of creativity with experts theorising that musicians have more brain connections than non-musicians. This essentially means that musicians have more connections between neurons as a result of constantly practicing the same songs.
Research also suggests that music releases dopamine in the brain and that certain notes appeal more to some cultures than to others.
Cosmos science journalist Evrim joins Dr Sophie Calabretto to break down why some music is more appealing than other genres and the fascinating science behind Jazz.
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