Metal Fans Literally Think Differently Than Pop Fans (Week In Review)
Research at Cambridge University concluded that people who enjoy Metallica tend towards "systemized" thinking, and like music featuring "cerebral complexity" - while people who'd rather hear soft pop like Norah Jones tend towards "empathized" thinking and art of more "emotional depth."
Lead expert David M Greenberg argues his group's study could be used to improve online music providers' suggestions for music a listener might want to hear, after they've selected something they already like.
Greenberg tells the BBC: "A lot of money is put into algorithms to choose what music you may want to listen to, for example on Spotify and Apple Music.
"By knowing an individual's thinking style, such services might in future be able to fine tune their music recommendations to an individual." Read more - here.
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