Overhearing noises can make people dance more — and they don’t even know it’s happening

Most people enjoy dancing at concerts, but what factors influence the urge to dance? A new study has found that sound frequencies below human hearing can make people dance more. And people might not even know it’s happening.

“All of our tact is mediated by the vestibular system, but I don’t think anyone has really validated that effectively,” he said Jonathan Cannon (opens in new tab)an assistant professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior McMaster University (opens in new tab) in Ontario, Canada, who was not involved in the study. (The vestibular system mediates our sense of balance and posture.)

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