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New study reveals link between musical taste and age

By Rosie Pentreath, Updated 23rd October 2013

Researchers at Cambridge University have identified five categories of taste over a lifetime

A new study by the psychology department at Cambridge University has found that musical taste is directly linked to age.

For the first time, five main categories have been identified, spanning a person’s lifetime. In addition the study has found that people are likely to disengage with certain genres as they grow older.

Explaining the impetus behind the study, senior lecturer in psychology Dr Jason Rentfrow stated: ‘There is a tendency for young people to prefer music that their parents cannot stand or find obnoxious, so there must be some developmental changes that take place as we get older.’


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