Is our response to music hard-wired, or is it culturally determined? That was the topic being explored at an event entitled "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus", from the 2009 World Science Festival held last year on June 12.
In this clip, the inimitable Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale:
This is pretty much the kind of film one would expect from a dumb, filthy, poop-flinging primate. (No, not Quentin Tarantino.) I suspect an infinite number of chimpanzees typing on an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time couldn't come up with a better screenplay.