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Why do old people hate new music?

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Musical taste crystalizes by our early 20s

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are evaluated every Billboard chart-topping tun...

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Research shows that by 33 we’ve stopped listening to new music

In 2015, the Skynet & Eberg blog looked at data from US Spotify users and Echo Nest. On average, teen music taste was dominated by popular music, then this steadily dropped until people's tastes "matured" in their early 30s.

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Biologically, as we age, we don’t perceive sounds the same way

In 2015, Oliver Bones and Christopher Plack, two neuroscientists of Manchester University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, released a study called

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Psychologically, familiar music sounds better to us

One of the most researched laws of social psychology is the “mere exposure effect.” In a nutshell, it means that the more we’re exposed t...

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Intense emotions are easier to remember

A research study by Florin Dolcos and his colleagues at the Duke University reveals that when our emotions are aroused, the brain takes note. It stores as much detail...

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The songs in our 20s and the reminiscence bump

Memory researchers have, in fact, identified something called the reminiscence bump, which shows that our strongest me...

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Getting older and not enjoying new music is OK

As we age, nerve cells in the brain become less able to represent rapid fluctuations in sounds," Christopher Plack, a neuroscientist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong explained in his research paper 

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