Do you ever ask yourself why your like music ? Do you wonder what exactly is in music that moves you ? Also why does listening to music has such an emotional impact on you ? What about your tastes in music, where do they come from ? Marvin Minsky attempts to answer some of these questions in in his article "Music, Mind, and Meaning"
"Why do we like music? Our culture immerses us in it for hours each day, and everyone knows how it touches our emotions, but few think of how music touches other kinds of thought. It is astonishing how little curiosity we have about so pervasive an "environmental" influence. What might we discover if we were to study musical thinking?" More