Monkeys are not fans of classical music, but find heavy metal songs by Metallica and Tool soothing, according to new research.

Yep. I’ve found that most people who listen to heavy metal are kind of like monkeys.

(Kidding! Sort of!)

RTWT

… and then there’s this:

LOUD MUSIC

Loud music: Heading off to rock festivals, or simply turning up the volume on your home amplifier might be good for your brain power

Heading off to rock festivals, or simply turning up the volume on your home amplifier might be good for your brain power.

According to researchers at Manchester University, music fans are stimulating part of the inner ear known as the sacculus, which responds to the beat in music. This gives the brain pleasure and makes us feel good – during the music and afterwards.

Not only that, but you can go deaf at the same time. How cool is THAT?!

2 Comments

  1. I actually like both! Perhaps I’m an intellectual monkey?

  2. Or maybe it means your young and you don’t have to worry about hearing yet? 😉

    Kidding … but DO keep that heavy metal from hurting your ears. Speaking now from the “I know all about it” place, tinnitus and hearing loss is a very horrible thing. 🙁