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Itโ€™s not just Travis Kelce! Scientists explain why so many women are fascinated and obsessed with Taylor Swift โ€“ and itโ€™s not because of her personality. what could it be?… Full story below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

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Itโ€™s a debate that will be familiar with many millenial friendship groups โ€“ and has no doubt dominated plenty of recent conversations

 

Just what is it about Taylor Swift that makes her so stratospherically popular?

Not only has her music garnered more than 26 billion streams on Spotify and helped to attract more than 281 million to her Instagram page, sheโ€™s also engaged a brand new audience as the girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

Meanwhile, millions more tuned in to last nightโ€™s Superbowl game to watch her in the VIP box, cheering on her boyfriend.

Now, experts have revealed the intriguing, science-based reasons why Swift is such a global phenomenon โ€“ and itโ€™s got little to do with her true personality.

One of the major factors, experts say, is simple familiarity. The more Taylor and her music surround our daily lives, the more we grow to like her.

This is a psychological phenomemon known as the โ€˜mere exposure effectโ€™ โ€“ studies involving repeated television commercials have found viewers grow to prefer the products they see on screen most often.

A study published in PLOS One had participants undergo imaging tests to see which types of music activated the brainโ€™s reward system.

The researchers found that people who listened to music they were familiar with were more likely to have the pleasure centers in their brains light up than those who listened to music that they said they liked.

โ€˜Familiarity seems to be a crucial factor in making the listeners emotionally engaged with music,โ€™ the team wrote.

Another reason for the 34 year-oldโ€™s popularity is that her songs are uniquely catchy. And scientists have dissected what makes an earworm.

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