Culture influences emotional responses to music, claims study

According to a 2022 study of some communities in Papua New Guinea and Australian participants, there is little evidence to suggest that there’s a universal emotional response to major or minor music:

The results show that the emotive valence of major and minor is strongly associated with exposure to Western-influenced music and culture, although we cannot exclude the possibility of universality.

Smit, Milne, et al (2022)

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