“Music transmitted from generation to generation shapes autobiographical memories, preferences, and emotional responses, a phenomenon we call cascading ‘reminiscence bumps’,'” explains psychological scientist and lead researcher Carol Lynne Krumhansl of Cornell University. “These new findings point to the impact of music in childhood and likely reflect the prevalence of music in the home environment.”
Researchers wanted to see which songs evoked the strongest feelings, and which ones made the participants nostalgic, sad, energized or happy.
The surprising findings indicated that the music played throughout childhood can leave a lasting impression.
I’m not surprised. : )