Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bobby McFerrin: Music, our Brains and Emotion

I came across this little ditty, and being a McFerrin fan, couldn't resist.

During the "Notes & Neurons: In Search of a Common Chorus" event from the 2009 World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin treated the audience to several live performances and cross cultural demonstrations to illustrate music’s note-worthy interaction with the brain and our emotions.

Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment?

Hat tip to The Apple.

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