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Have you ever found yourself tapping to the beat of the music, without even trying? Our brains are constantly listening to the world around us. Our research in the ACNL and ACDL labs shows that the electrical activity in our brains (measured using a technique called electroencephalography, EEG) syncs up with the beat of the music. This allows us predict where upcoming beats are going to be, which allows us to dance along with the music and stay on the beat! Our findings have implications for how our brains process rhythmic sounds in our environment, including music and language.