Researchers Say Music Alters Visual Perception

Music is not only able to affect your mood — listening to particularly happy or sad music can even change the way we perceive the world, according to researchers from the University of Groningen.

Visual perception is not a passive process: in order to efficiently process visual input, the brain actively uses previous knowledge (e.g., memory) and expectations about what the world should look like. Conscious experience does not only reflect “what is out there”, but also our previous knowledge and expectation. Read more of this post