InstruMental: How does context affect your musical experience?

In the first episode of our InstruMental series, Dr. Elizabeth Margulis explains how information other than sound can affect how much you like (or dislike) a piece of music.

By TrackRecord Jul 6, 2016
InstruMental: How does context affect your musical experience?

Music is everywhere. We listen to it constantly; on the go or at home, at the gym, at weddings and funerals, on street corners and mountaintops. Everywhere. But why? What is it about music that makes it so appealing, so relatable, so expressive of our very essence? Well, we decided to find out.

TrackRecord presents InstruMental, a new web series exploring what we know (and don't know) about what happens in our brain when we listen to music--and why our brains developed the capacity to enjoy music in the first place!

Since TrackRecord strives to provide context in all situations, we thought it would be best to start the series with just that: a look at the role context plays in our musical experiences.  For this first episode we spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Margulis, who runs the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas.