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11 Scientific Facts That Will Change The Way You Listen To Music

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1. Music can affect how we read facial expressions.

2. Expectations play a powerful role in how we hear and can lead to mishearing lyrics.

3. You're more likely to keep mishearing a lyric if you find the incorrect version entertaining.

4. Classical music lovers and heavy-metal fans have similar personalities.

A 2008 study found that classical and heavy-metal listeners often have very similar dispositions. According to researchers, both groups "tend to be creative, gentle people, at ease with themselves." So rethink your stereotypes!

5. Pop music has gotten simpler in recent decades.

6. Hit songs tend to have repetitive choruses.

7. Scientists made an online game to study what makes music memorable, or "catchy."

8. Listening to sad music provokes more complex feelings than just sadness.

9. Listening to music while exercising can elevate mood and make exercise seem easier.

10. Music can affect your sense of taste.

11. People might be more generous when they listen to "chill-inducing" music.

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