Sorry for the lateness of this companion post gang! Our brains are clearly in Summer-Mode.
In this episode of the ‘cast, we talk about the universality of music. Specifically, the idea that particular chords and melodies are universally ‘sad’ or ‘happy’ to all cultures.
Scientists and musicians have had differing ideas about this for some time. But a new study in Nature has shed light on this argument.
Here’s a primer on the Tsimané, who are referenced in the study.