I am sending a link to an article that appeared in the New York Times , www.nytimes.com on June 7th, 2013.
What I found particularly interesting is the information about the part that anticipation plays in our enjoyment of music. It explains the humor that I find in both jazz improvisation and Victor Borge performances.
For example, when Sir Ron Carter played his bass solo piece of Taps, You Are My Sunshine and Bach’s Cello Concerto that I wrote about last week, the juxtaposition and surprise of the combination tickled my fancy.
This article gives us a good idea about how music is processed in our brains, the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine and why we so love music.