You Don’t Have ADHD, You’re Just Listening To Too Much Bassnectar

May 9th, 2016


You don’t have ADHD, you’re just listening to too much Bassnectar….well not really, but hear us out. A new study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences has established a link between brain activity mimicking the tempos and pitches of audio files. This discovery enhances previous theories supporting that neurons will activate and fire in a synchronicity to external noises such as speech. Using Magnetoencelphalography, “MEG” a technique that measures magnetic fields generated by brain activity, researchers were able to draw distinct relationships between individuals listening to a track and cerebral function that occurred during the song. While there were differences in susceptibility between those who had musical training and those who did not, in all individuals brain activity began to sync with patterns of the audio played. Got two minutes? Let the scientists explain in the video above, and happily troll your friends that think that EDM is a way for corporations to enact mind control.



A hybrid child of the 203 & 860, Seth would save up any allowance money he had and raid the dance section of his local CD store for anything with a 4X4 beat. By high school, he organized his area’s first electronic event. While this proved to be a disaster, he wrote a killer college acceptance letter about it - thus a music journalist was born. Today he continues to document from behind the keyboard. When he’s not searching for the perfect emoji or making festival posters/totems, he enjoys long walks into parallel universes, pulling off shameless dance moves, and leading the fight against kids from CT who feel wearing cowboy hats is okay.