Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adults

Still in tune Henk Badenhorst/Getty

Still in tune
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It may feel as if many of our mental abilities decline with age, but here’s one that sticks – our ability to sense when music sounds wrong.

When you listen to music, your brain tries to predict the next note, regardless of whether you have had any musical training. This active guesswork is part of what makes music so engaging. Full story.

Devika Bansal (New Scientist) / March 7, 2017

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