Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How music changes your behavior

The mononymous Irish vocalist known as Bono once said, “Music can change the world because it can change people.” Then again, if that music is forced onto your phone one day by Apple and U2, as was the case with the release of Songs Of Innocence in 2014, people aren’t going to be too happy. Generally, however, he’s right: music can change people and it can bring everyone closer together. Benefit concerts like Live Aid, Rock For The Rainforest, and the Tibetan Freedom Concert have all been wonderful examples of music making the world a better place.

Recently, Sonos (a manufacturer of hi-fi home audio systems) wanted to understand exactly how music affects people during their daily lives. (Not for any sort of marketing and consumer research purposes, surely.) In conjunction with Apple Music and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, the company conducted a fairly thorough study (entitled Music Makes …

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