We all love bass in our music, no matter what the genre. It makes us feel like we’re on top of the world and we become immersed by the sound of bass. Thanks to Science, now we have more specific breakdown of why we feel what we feel and experience when we listen to it.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (long title, I know) or PNAs have published a report stating that the human brain is wired to recognise rhythm at a lower tone. When we listen to music (especially when it’s LOUD), our bodies pick up the vibrations from the bottom end of a tune as opposed to the mid-range and higher frequencies. This helps us to move, to identify the beat of the song as well as enhance it.
“The low-voice superiority effect for encoding timing explains the widespread musical practice of carrying rhythm in bass-ranged instruments and complements previously established high-voice superiority effects for pitch and melody,”
Check out one of our earlier articles where we explain the science behind Dubstep.
For now, lets enjoy a nice fix of Bass because we all love it.