The dynamic music will make people can’t help but dance along.
But music creators want to know what kind of music makes people more immersed in it.
A recent study published in Current Biology found that adding very low frequency bass to music can stimulate the desire to dance.
In the experiment, scientists had audience members at an electronic concert wear motion-sensitive headbands to monitor their dance movements, and had participants fill out surveys before and after the concert.
The participants were also asked to fill out surveys before and after the concert to assess their enjoyment of the concert, whether they perceived heavy bass, etc.
During the 45-minute performance, the researchers would use speakers every 2 minutes to play heavy bass at frequencies so low that the human ear could not detect it.
The study found that the amount of dance movements of the participants increased by 11.8% when these heavy bass sounds were present.
Based on this finding, the scientists hypothesized that the vibrations of the heavy bass could be captured by the vestibular organs of the vibrotactile or inner ear, triggering rhythmic perception and unconscious spontaneous movements that cause people to dance to the sound.