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  1. Have you ever stepped on an escalator that's turned off? Did you feel a momentary hitch at the reflex level? It is your brain that has incorrectly predicted reality. It does this all the time, in the background. And successful predictions are rewarded by the dopaminergic system. Music is somehow predictable. It's not random. Listening to it, we get pleasure, including from a successful prediction of the rhythm.

  2. I think that's because they compose music based on an understanding of beauty and the movement of the heart, and not as a sequence of random sounds. And this is transmitted from person to person.

  3. Evenks playing the harp are perceived by Europeans as a set of sounds. Music (a set of sounds harmonically arranged) is a socially educational phenomenon, polished by thousands of years and hard work of musicians and listeners.

    P.S. I was sitting on the balcony with a guitar – the jays came to listen. )

    And some people live normally without music.

  4. In the question and answer. Humans, like most animals, distinguish sounds well by timbre and tonality. And while in the womb, the first way to experience the outside world is through sound. And the preference is caused by smooth, without jumps, sounds. Remember (if you have ever heard) lullabies. And it is unlikely that a loud, quarrelsome woman will have a calm child. Heavy rock excites, and symphonic and melodic, though pop music calms. Well, a pleasant alternation of sounds and called music. And as for me, I wouldn't call rap music. Rather, reading poetry to a tambourine.

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