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The Most Dangerous Song To Play While Driving

Listening to songs with a fast beat can disrupt the driver's sense of time and speed, and has been shown to increase the likelihood of accidents. Conversely, slow music tends to slow people down: one study from the Journal of Marketing found that shoppers spend more time in grocery stores when the background music is slow.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The rate at which time passes is constant, unless you're moving at a fraction of the speed of light. 00:14

  2. People tend to think that crescendoing sounds last longer than receding sounds. 01:23

  3. The superior temporal sulcus in the brain is involved in the perception of biological motion, and can inform you of threats before the fight-or-flight response kicks in. 02:08

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