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Our Brains When Exploring New Music

  • 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 old and familiar.
  • Old music (stuff we have listened to in the past) is therefore soothing, comfortable and familiar.

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