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Why Do We Even Listen to New Music? | Pitchfork

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Listening To New Music

  • Around the age of 30-35, when people have settled into life, the music stops being something to experience, and more of something to remember.
  • Listening to new music can be a ‘risky’ way to invest your time and attention, as you may or may not like it. Most people who are adults ...

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People can get angry, even riotous when they are presented with something they don’t know or recognize.

Much before the phrase ‘confirmation bias’ became mainstream, most of us have been practising it in the things we like, be it clothing brands, beauty ideas or music. We...

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A network of auditory cortex nerves (the corticofugal network) helps with the recognition and cataloguing of the different audio patterns.

If a pattern matches with a familiar one already in the brain, it releases dopamine, which is the main reason why (your favourite) music is so emotion...

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  • Liking, recognizing, or remembering new information and patterns is harder for the brain, and listening to new music is no exception.
  • Our brains resist the unfamiliarity of life, as change is always feared, with the uncertain and the new being relatively less attractive than the...

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