Here’s a theory that’s complicated, so it must be true, maybe:
“Why do we like the music we do? Research has shown that musical preferences and personality are linked, yet little is known about other influences on preferences such as cognitive styles. To address this gap, we investigated how individual differences in musical preferences are explained by the empathizing-systemizing (E-S) theory. ”
BONUS: Some researchers suggest there is no clearly definable thing that ought to be called a “cognitive style”.