Music On The Brain

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US Army general George Owen Squier invented muzak in 1928 when he piped music down telephone lines to his customers.

Now, satellite technology enables a computer in Orpington to change the music playing in a Tel Aviv shop.

Peter Snow examines the ever-growing use of background music to influence moods and attitudes, from easing a visit to the dentist to encouraging us to spend more.