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  • Musical Catharsis

    Musical Catharsis

    Posted on September 25, 2015 by Jessica Ryan in Miscellaneous.

      In 2014, a pair of researchers surveyed 772 people to see how they responded to sad music. Can you guess which emotion the music most often elicited? If you guessed nostalgia, you were correct, as 76% of listeners felt this! Other popular responses included peacefulness (57.5%), tenderness (51.6%), sadness (44.9%), wonder (38.3%), and transcendence [...]

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