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“There is a physiological basis for why we create music the way we do,” said study co-author Dr. Laurel Trainor, a neuroscientist and director of the [McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind]. “Virtually all people will respond more to the beat when it is carried by lower-pitched instruments.”

Lovers of EDM will crave that heart-pounding, chest-rattling bass from a mainstage speaker system. There’s absolutely nothing like it. But that isn’t what likely got you interested – you probably heard Hardwell or Rusko on your speakers at home, a much less powerful system (for most of us). But you were still hooked. Why?

Research has found that lower tones are easier to follow than higher tones. “Songs typically feature high-pitched melodies with deeper bass lines. While listeners are capable of hearing both sets of frequencies, of course, we may be better equipped to pick up on the rhythm set by the deep bass sounds.”

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