Our Need to Make Music From the Cacophony of It All

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Our Need to Make Music From the Cacophony of It All

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We live in a random universe where order tends to fall apart and stable structures (say, a planet) are relatively few and far between. Cast into this entropy, our brains spontaneously try to impose structure—or, as a charming recent paper reports, look for a beat in the cacophony of it all.

All cultures have music that is rhythmic, and these rhythms show universal properties, as summarized in 2011 by Steven Brown and Joseph…

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