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:

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 adapted by Melanie Gonick
Music sampled from, “Avec Toi” by Dana Boulé……

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