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Bass instinct: Low notes really do get people dancing, research finds

By Nicola Davis

07 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian's science correspondent unpacks neuroscientist's findings that show we move more to very low frequencies, even though they are not consciously detectable.

When it comes to getting into the groove on the dancefloor, it really is all about the bass, researchers have found.

Scientists say when very low frequency (VLF) sound was introduced during a live electronic music event, gig-goers moved more even though they could not hear the frequencies.

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