How would we fare encountering alien music?

9061cfb72867ec5a40fbcd962e3c33829a5674e7 103488 540 85’What might alien music sound like? Would it be structured hierarchically as our music is with verses and a chorus? Would we even be able to appreciate it? Vincent Cheung, a doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, thinks the answer would be yes, assuming it was predicated on local and non-local dependencies. His research published this week in Scientific Reports explains what exactly that means.…’

Via Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences