Sascha Bodak

The Science of Music

A.B. Lucas

Why do we enjoy music? The biological appeal of music has remained a mystery for thousands of years. Why are composers such as Mozart widely considered geniuses when, for example, Taylor Swift is not? In this report I will offer possible solutions to these questions within the context of Information Theory.


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My hobbies include reading, programming and playing chess. In the future would like to become a chemical engineer. I also enjoy camping and canoeing and spend the majority of my summers in Ontario’s wilderness. My love of music, neurology and computer science inspired this science fair project. If I am able to continue with my study I would like to measure hormone levels in the blood streams of my participants in order to gain quantitative results.