Teenage Brains Can Predict Hit Pop Songs, Study Shows
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 23:00:37 UTC

The adolescent brain might not be such a teenage wasteland after all. Recent research suggests that the activity in teen brains may have some Nostradamus-like qualities when it comes to predicting the hits or misses of popular music. In a small study, scientists recruited 27 adolescents, ages 12-17. They asked each kid to listen to 60 15-second clips of songs from largely unknown artists found on MySpace. The clip included either the hook or chorus of each song, and volunteers only listened to tunes from their three favorite musical categories, which ranged from country, rock and indie to hip-hop, blues and metal. Complete Article

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