Category: Music

Unlike other creative pursuits, music makes use of our entire brains. While a select few actually perform or compose music, we are all expert music listeners. We use it to alter our mood—to energize, motivate, console, or uplift us. This powerful feature of humanity is not well understood—why is it here? Does it provide an evolutionary benefit? These are important questions that scientists are striving to answer.

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Music is searching for itself, and we’re the observers. I’ve heard a few assumptions about music recently—now I’m sure these don’t apply to everyone, but…