Listening in Fear?
It’s no secret that peer pressure influences many teenagers’ lives.
But a new study has found that adolescents choose to listen to music that has been approved of by their peers rather than because they like it.
The study looked at teenagers listening to music on social networking sites such as MySpace, where a song’s popularity can be gauged by how many times it has been downloaded.
The results suggest that if their musical choices do not match those of others, their brains recoil in fear.