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Brain Takes Just 100 To 300 Milliseconds To Recognize Familiar Music

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  • Study on 5 men and 5 women provides new clues to how we recognize familiar music.
  • Researchers played a familiar and unfamiliar song to study participants to measure the speed with which our brains respond to music that we know.
  • Recognition took between 100ms and 300ms on average, and started with rapid pupil dilation, followed by cortical activation related to memory retrieval.
  • The process of how the brain recognizes familiar music is a fascinating phenomenon, understanding it might lead to new music-based

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