The results of the study turned out to be quite unexpected.
Scientists from the University of South Florida found that sad music helps people in a depressed state feel better.
The researchers were invited to participate in the study, 76 students, half of them were diagnosed with depression.
Participants were allowed to listen to classical music. Among the fun tunes were, for example, the “Infernal Galop” (can-can) Jacques Offenbach from the operetta “Orpheus in the underworld”.
And depressive playlist sounded, the piece deemed the most unfortunate example of classical music – “Adagio for strings” by Samuel Barber.
Subjects with depression not only prefer sad music, but noted that it gives them strength.
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