Music and the Brain

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Music and the Brain

2015

Music is an integral part of humanity. Every culture has music, from the largest society to the smallest tribe. Its marvelous range of melodies, themes, and rhythms taps into something universal. Babies are soothed by it....

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Aniruddh Patel Ph.D.

In This Series

Culture, Biology, or Both?
Episode 1
Culture, Biology, or Both?
Seeking an Evolutionary Theory of Music
Episode 2
Seeking an Evolutionary Theory of Music
Testing Theories of Music’s Origins
Episode 3
Testing Theories of Music’s Origins
Music, Language, and Emotional Expression
Episode 4
Music, Language, and Emotional Expression
Brain Sources of Music’s Emotional Power
Episode 5
Brain Sources of Music’s Emotional Power
Musical Building Blocks: Pitch and Timbre
Episode 6
Musical Building Blocks: Pitch and Timbre
Consonance, Dissonance, and Musical Scales
Episode 7
Consonance, Dissonance, and Musical Scales
Arousing Expectations: Melody and Harmony
Episode 8
Arousing Expectations: Melody and Harmony
The Complexities of Musical Rhythm
Episode 9
The Complexities of Musical Rhythm
Perceiving and Moving to a Rhythmic Beat
Episode 10
Perceiving and Moving to a Rhythmic Beat
Nature, Nurture, and Musical Brains
Episode 11
Nature, Nurture, and Musical Brains
Cognitive Benefits of Musical Training
Episode 12
Cognitive Benefits of Musical Training
The Development of Human Music Cognition
Episode 13
The Development of Human Music Cognition
Disorders of Music Cognition
Episode 14
Disorders of Music Cognition
Neurological Effects of Hearing Music
Episode 15
Neurological Effects of Hearing Music
Neurological Effects of Making Music
Episode 16
Neurological Effects of Making Music
Are We the Only Musical Species?
Episode 17
Are We the Only Musical Species?
Music: A Neuroscientific Perspective
Episode 18
Music: A Neuroscientific Perspective