Boffins at the University of Hildesheim know that our taste in music evolve as we age. The type of music find pleasing at 17 probably won’t be the type we’re listening to at 67. Yes, we’ll still have a soft spot for the specific music we were listening to at 17, but we won’t be craving the new music of the day that has the same energy.
However, this doesn’t mean that our reactions to music will be any less strong. A survey of nearly 500 people aged 19 to 85 shows that just because we get older, our reactions to music don’t get any less intense. We can love music just as much at age 85 as we did when we were 15. Interesting.
Find out more at Arts Journal. Thanks to James for the link.