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by Mark Joseph Stern for Slate.com

Neural Nostalgia – Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?

by Mark Joseph Stern for Slate.com

Neural Nostalgia – Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?

Over at Slate.com, Mark Joseph Stern wrote an interesting article about neural nostalgia. Credit for finding this article goes to the good people at Songbroker.

“As I plod through my 20s, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon: The music I loved as a teenager means more to me than ever—but with each passing year, the new songs on the radio sound like noisy nonsense.

On an objective level, I know this makes no sense. I cannot seriously assert that Ludacris’ “Rollout” is artistically superior to Katy Perry’s “Roar,” yet I treasure every second of the former and reject the latter as yelping pablum. If I listen to the Top 10 hits of 2013, I get a headache. If I listen to the Top 10 hits of 2003, I get happy.”

Read the full article here.

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