Music Brings Us Together, Study Says

Music Brings Us Together, Study Says

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Tara Bellucci
Feb 12, 2016
(Image credit: Courtesy Sonos)

Feeling a little distant? Put on some tunes. Sonos, Apple Music, and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin conducted an experiment on how music affects our home lives and relationships.

For one week, the members of 30 households around the world didn't listen to any music out loud, and the following week, they did. The researchers provided the homes with Sonos sound systems, Apple Watches, iBeacons, and Nest cams to record what happened.

The results? People were physically closer when music was playing. The average distance between household members decreased by 12%, U.S. housemates spent 4.5 more hours together with music than without, and were 33% more likely to cook together.

And if you wanna get it on, turn up the tunes. The experiment found couples spending 37% more "awake time" in bed. Wink wink.

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