Why can we understand rhythm so easily?



For example: when we listen to a song for the first time, we can hum it without even knowing the rhythm. Also did I pick the correct flair?

In: Biology

Your brain is extremely good at recognizing patterns, and rewards itself when it successfully makes a prediction that is fulfilled. Recognizing these patterns were crucial to survival. A rhythm, specifically a repetitive pattern of beats, is something your brain can perceive and quickly begin to anticipate due to the simplicity of the pattern. Look up a good YouTube video about a song using the 15/16 signature and witness how much you hate the underlying rhythm.

Edit: I got you fam. Check [this](https://youtu.be/BNHzry-bpEU) out