Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest Ask Me Anything series with music, mind, and brain scholar Georgia Floridou. Here are our winning questions:

  • From James B.: “How much do math, patterns, and symmetry fit into popular music? I remember reading that thousands of popular songs just use some slight variation of the I, IV, V progression (C, F, G in c-major). Why do certain progressions sound so good?”
  • From Natashia D.: “Is there any one thing that all music has in common?”
  • From Gila J.: “Is it true that only a small percentage (10?) of the human population experiences a visceral (i.e., shivering) response to music?”