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Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Schrodinger's Cat

There are feelings evoked by music that, I have to say, I find very hard to see have any evolutionary use. And if music is simply about 'feeling good' then how does one explain music where it feels good to feel bad....so to speak. What possible evolutionary use is there in sad music ? And why do people enjoy watching horror movies ? It's a puzzle that people can sit down and enjoy the very things they spend most of their time trying to avoid.

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 21:55:07 UTC | #924433