Episode 31

Music and the Brain: Guests David Rosen and Scott Miles


December 7th, 2020

49 mins 55 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

David Rosen and Scott Miles of Secret Chord Laboratories (secretchordlaboratories.com) talk to Joe and Rolf about musical preference, the role of surprise in these preferences, what's going on in the brain, and how COVID is affecting the way we listen to music.

Discussion paper:
"A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship between Harmonic Surprise and Preference in Popular Music" (2017)


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