Friday, 20 July 2007

Why is Music So Significant?

Every known human culture has music, and how the brain recognizes and appreciates music -- a field known as the neurobiology of music - reveals that there is no one 'music center' in our brain. Although specific parts of the brain are dedicated to the sense of sound, vast areas must work together to generate the complex experience we call music, including areas of working memory, forethought, movement and emotion. Host Robert Kuhn is joined by Jeanne Bamberger, Musicologist, MIT; Robert Freeman, Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin; and Mark Jude Tramo, Harvard Medical School

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