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Summary: www.ScientificAmerican.com/Mind SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND 7
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Love Is in the Air
Romantic music boosts men's
chances with the ladies
The surest way to a woman's heart may be
through her ears. In a study published in the
July issue of Psychology of Music, researchers
at the University of Southern Brittany in
France exposed single 18- to 20-year-old
women to either music with romantic lyrics or
neutral lyrics while they waited to complete a
taste test with a 20-year-old male research
assistant posing as another student volun-
teer. During a break, the male confederate
asked the female participants for their phone
number. Fifty-two percent of the women who
heard romantic music said yes compared with
only 28 percent who heard neutral music--
something to think about next time you're

  

Source: Adolph, Karen - Center for Neural Science & Department of Psychology, New York University

 

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