We all love bass. Music would be shit without it. And now they're a scientific explanation for our obsession. According to the scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, it all comes down to: "superior time perception for lower musical pitch explains why bass-ranged instruments lay down musical rhythms."

Basically, our brains are programmed to recognize deeper rhythms with lower tones. "The low-voice superiority effect for encoding timing explains the widespread musical practice of carrying rhythm in bass-ranged instruments and complements previously established high-voice superiority effects for pitch and melody," the study explained.

And now, here's Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass' just because.

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