I honestly tried to find a TED video having to do with cockatoos — being that my theme today somehow became about my love/hate relationship with a promising, yet troubled headbanging bird I named Draven — but surprisingly, I couldn’t find one among the thousands of talks they have posted online. Oh well, I tried, buddy. I truly tried.
From the TED-Ed YouTube channel:
How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon. Why? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis walks us through the basic principles of the ‘exposure effect,’ detailing how repetition invites us into music as active participants, rather than passive listeners.
Lesson by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, animation by Andrew Zimbelman for The Foreign Correspondents’ Club.