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Why I'm Tangled Up in Blue: How Music You Hear As a Child Stays With You

Stef McDonald

A study on music memory shows that kids remember the songs they heard when they were younger—that part is not surprising. But psychologists say participants in the study remembered the music played at home "with obvious fondness." Of course, kids can't choose what their parents like—that's pure chance. (And with that: Thanks for playing Bob Dylan for me, Dad!)

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  • Meghan Neal

    I often wish my parents had better taste in music for this reason :) Though there are worse things than Van Morrison...

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    My dad played classical music for me as a kid before I went to sleep. AND- we danced to Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. I truly think that's why I think of words in terms of rhythm and beats.