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Love of Music is All Nurture

Researchers at the University of Melborne have discovered that music appreciation is all in your head, and it was placed there by your experiences in the world, and not by the forces of nature, contradicting "centuries of theories that physical properties of the ear determine what we find appealing."

"If you thought that the music of some exotic culture (or Jazz) sounded like the wailing of cats, it's simply because you haven't learnt to listen by their rules," according to Associate Professor Neil McLachlan.

"Even the ability to hear a musical pitch (or note) is learnt," Associate Professor Sarah Wilson said.

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