Your Brain on Science

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Humans are a musical species. It can be seen seen throughout our history. Every single culture on Earth has some form of music.

Some think we are evolving to become better musicians. A certain someone named Charles Darwin thought so.

But understanding music isn’t exactly natural to us.  Infants don’t actually notice sour notes. But as they age, kids grow sensitive to hearing  sour notes and chords. A little something called musical grammar.

Let’s jump right in shall we. Here is your brain on music:

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And here’s how it all works:

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