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Rhythmic patterns the key to dance

Rhythmic patterns the key to dance

Updated 21 April 2014, 13:10 AEST

Whether it's waltzing, hip-hop or twerking, the urge to dance often depends on the music being played.

So why is it that some songs give people the urge to boogie, when others instantly have people leaving the dancefloor?

Researchers have found that the song's rhythmic patterns play a large part.

They say humans like a little complexity in music, but also a bit of predicability.

Presenter: Will Ockenden

Speaker: Maria Witek, Aarhus University, Denmark;

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