High Testosterone Means Low Interest in Classical Music

Nathan Murphy
Nathan Murphy

A first-of-its-kind study from Japan reports men with higher testosterone levels are less likely to enjoy sophisticated music, such as classical, jazz, and avant-garde. Its findings raise the intriguing possibility that musical taste may be significantly influenced by our hormones.
The participants were 37 Japanese males and 39 females, most in their early 20s, whose testosterone was measured using a saliva sample. They listened to 25 musical extracts, each about 15 seconds long, and rated each on a scale of "Like very much" to "Don't like at all."
They found that, for men (but not women), higher testosterone concentration was associated with lower preference for sophisticated music—which, in this classification system, includes classical and jazz.
The researchers can't be sure why higher levels of the hormone would hinder appreciation of Haydn and Handel, but they offer an idea. "Many previous studies have indicated that testosterone functions to drive people to seek dominance," they note.
That mindset, they write, can lead to rebelliousness, and "people exhibiting rebellious personality traits show strong preference for rebellious music such as hard rock, and an aversion to music genres such as jazz and classical."

Wagnercucks btfo.

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Nolan Martinez
Nolan Martinez

you copied your thread for /mu/

Landon Baker
Landon Baker

from*

Ryder Hernandez
Ryder Hernandez

I don't post on /mu/ bruh.

Colton Roberts
Colton Roberts

sample size of less than 80 people
Boy that sure is statistically significant

Josiah Thompson
Josiah Thompson

from Japan
n=37
By Tom Jacobs
<pretty sure is jewish

Dude, they're a whole other species, who knows whats going on with their biochemistry relative to ours.

Mason Nguyen
Mason Nguyen

Horrible thread, and how sad is a study with so few participants

Xavier Morales
Xavier Morales

15 seconds of a classical piece
thats not enough time to form an opinion of a classical piece, sinces theyre anywhere from 5 to ten minutes long

Andrew Diaz
Andrew Diaz

I can see jazz and whatever the fuck avant garde that shit's just dropping a bunch of instruments and recording the noise they make as they bounce down the stairs but classical? You can get pretty pumped listening to some of it.

Kayden Campbell
Kayden Campbell

Waste of dubs. Sage. Author is named (((Jacobs))).

Kys, kike.

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Jace Carter
Jace Carter

The participants were 37 Japanese males and 39 females, most in their early 20s
Might as well make a fucking study in a gradeschool class.

Cooper Morris
Cooper Morris

whose testosterone was measured using a saliva sample.
tfw wasted time on blood work jews

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Lincoln Myers
Lincoln Myers

me
high T
alpha
absolute legend
like classical music
Op is as op does

Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson

I can't stand most classical music and jazz.

Jose Hall
Jose Hall

putting classical and avant garde into the same category
generalizing from nips to caucasians

Wyatt Stewart
Wyatt Stewart

Is it degenerate to like classic rock? I feel like it's one of the only parts of white american culture that hasn't been made taboo yet

Tyler Ross
Tyler Ross

Let's tell these insecure T-obsessed goyim that they should listen to degenerate and simple music that easily is subverted as a vessel for propaganda and profit by telling them that only low T people listen to classical music

Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell

show low iq chad, Beethoven
doesn't like it that much
show him nigger music that he has biologically been accustomed to listen to anything that is trending
likes it
Shocker.

Henry Lee
Henry Lee

I know it's just another anecdote, but I absolutely refute this study with a sample size of less than 100 people. My testosterone is ridiculously high. I'm covered in body hair, have a deep voice, have strongly masculine features, broad shoulders with a v-shape body and lift weights. I'm 6'1, right-wing right down the line, and despite being ridiculously socially awkward am bizarrely good with women.

Landon Hall
Landon Hall

If you take a look at it's origins and how it was used to spread subversion, degenerates ideas, than yea. Rock was born and thrives on rebellion.

idgaf since Rock is my favorite genres

Speaking of music, why hasn't any good faggots on here start a band and make a right wing type rock genre? If we needed anything fucking rebellious from the status quo, now would be fucking time to fuck over with that whole pc faggotry. Art is a powerful persuasion tool. It's why the left has gained this much.

Josiah Rodriguez
Josiah Rodriguez

It's degenerate to call it classic rock. Use proper genre names you music-casual faggot.

Oliver Thompson
Oliver Thompson

its degenerate
Are you trying to turn the word into another "gross" or "toxic"?

Leo Sanders
Leo Sanders

Japanese people
The participants were 37 Japanese males and 39 females, most in their early 20s
15 seconds long

Nigger this was rigged.

Michael Walker
Michael Walker

Bad thread.
Listen to classical music every so often gentlemen, it is good for you. Expand you mind and your understanding.

Juan Turner
Juan Turner

But rebellion is a high test trait.

Chase Taylor
Chase Taylor

Look, degenerate people do not care to use their native language properly. Classic rock is a FM radio station format that typically plays pop rock and gay glam metal from the 70's and 80's.

The good rock genres are you early progressive rock, blues rock, post-punk, and krautrock.

Joshua Bennett
Joshua Bennett

I guess the classical music is for psychos meme started to backfire.

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Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitchell

True, that is any genre just about, even if it's not directly influenced. Regardless, rock and metal is where it's at.
I agree with you user, rock is just too good in general, just gotta find the stuff that has REAL QUALITY meaning, and heart in it.

Christian Baker
Christian Baker

tfw listening to classical music radio right now

Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook

Funk is where it's at faggot. It has the complexity of jazz (or even classical sometimes, lots of funk musicians from the 70's like Luis Bacalov and Riz Ortolani were classically trained) and the abrasiveness of rock music.

Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas

Spaghetti Western soundtracks are also high test as fuck without being shallow.

Henry Price
Henry Price

But rebellion is a high test trait.
lol, no. It doesn't take much to "rebel". If it only took faggots who dress up like shit to sing about being sad or angry and later comment about the state of the country, while endorsing subversive shit, than that's all.

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Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones

You're talking about hippie rebellion. A rebellious masculinity is far more viscous and savage. I mean compare the lyrics of hippie rock to spaghetti western soundtrack. Both came from roughly the same era, both were rebellious, but spaghetti western depicted a lot more brutality, savagery, and vengeance than social justice.

Ayden Thompson
Ayden Thompson

Yeah maybe. Don't be too judgemental though. I have a gym bro friend, I sent him The Four Seasons and he is now super into it. My ditzy ex almost cried listening to Liszt. Roommates and friends passing through the apt will comment if I'm playing classical while doing dishes, it's very pretty, who is it, ect. I'm not a judgemental, know-it-all faggot and it's not a goal of mine to convert people, which I think is some barrier people have to any high-brow art they're alienated from.

People are deeply uncultured, estranged from the values of beauty these past artists aspired to, museums resent promoting anything old and European. Aggressive, monotonous music is the sound of our disposable, mass produced culture and most people genuinely do not know better. Not listening to classical music is like not reading classic literature. It's tragic, but I get how it happens.

tfw listening to classical music radio right now
Spotify's curated playlists are a pretty good resource.

Intelligence and complexity is real masculinity.

Aaron King
Aaron King

FUCK OFF!

Ryan Gomez
Ryan Gomez

Sample size of 80.
Only listened to each sample for 15 seconds.
Classical music can't be enjoyed in just 15 seconds and hearing a random section play out of silence could be negatively shocking for many, jazz is more timid and familiar so people could have just voted for whatever gave them the least initial shock.
Implying Bach didn't compose his peices on parchment of pure testosterone.
Implying Wagner's music hasn't inspired war.
Implying Beethoven's music hasn't inspired war.
Implying there's any army marches into battle listening to Duke Ellington.
Implying professional athletes shouldn't be banned from listening to Bach's Toccata and Fugue because it's more effective than gear.
Posting a literal black jew
Implying a study that didn't include nigger boom claps validates your insecurity about not enjoying classical music.
T-t-they're j-j-just low t!!
Go listen to the radio some more faggot.

Angel Powell
Angel Powell

Vivaldi is literally a god among men
The La stravaganza's are some of the greatest pieces of his era. or of all time
Biondi's recordings are my favorite, embeded captures the essence of beauty and order perfectly. Play it on good speakers pls no headphones

La Folia is cool too, interesting history behind it

Wyatt Phillips
Wyatt Phillips

Unironically posts a picture of a half-nigger Jew

Camden King
Camden King

Dubs confirm Kikery

Bentley Phillips
Bentley Phillips

That confirms Kikery as well

Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez

made me lol

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