Are Musical Tastes Cultural Or Hardwired In The Brain?

A new study out of MIT and Brandeis University suggests musical preferences are cultural in origin and not hardwired in the brain. (Learn more:http://mitsha.re/G24M302dDA9)

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Still images: Josh McDermott and Alan Schultz
Audio of Tsimane’ female singing: Josh McDermott
Audio files for experiments: Josh McDermott
Stock imagery courtesy of Pond5.com adapted by Melanie Gonick
Music sampled from, “Avec Toi” by Dana Boulé
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dan…
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