Scientists have been studying the origins of musical taste for years. There’s certainly evidence for biological influences, such as the idea that our taste in music changes with age. Now a new study in Nature has found that your taste in music could also be due to the makeup of the songs predominant in your culture.
If you existed in the year 2014, you have probably either cringed or sang along or cringed while singing along to Taylor Swift's oppressively catchy song Shake It Off. Just why the hell is it so catchy ? Well, for one it's pop. But also as Chilly Gonzales explains, it's the same principles that has made other tunes…
Jeff Bizbub spends his days as a GE engineer, but he also has a degree in music theory. And that works just fine for him, because he's been able to use his artistic know-how to troubleshoot problems in machines.