Levitin also discusses why people tend to latch onto the music they hear when they're teenagers. (Brain development still in progress then, basically. Also, we're hormone stews.) Most interesting. Stimulates some theories about why I jumped over in my late 20s to finding electronic music the most emotionally satisfying.
See also the Wired interview with Levitin from a couple weeks ago. Yay! He debunks the myth of talent!
The prospect of reading this has me all tingly with anticipation.