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Music and the Brain

By Library of Congress

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The Library's Music and the Brain events offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and music. Project chair Kay Redfield Jamison convenes scientists and scholars, composers, performers, theorists, physicians, psychologists, and other experts at the Library for a compelling 2-year series, with generous support from the Dana Foundation.

Customer Reviews

Unique angle to music

I love it and want more of this! I loved the interviews with folks from different fields. Please continue producing more!!! Thank you!

love the subject wanted more substance

The Stephen Brown session left quite a bit unanswered. Thanks Mensch...... great interview savvy. Come on smart kid tell me something compelling. He started something with the major/minor issue and obviously is highly intellegent and well studied but, I don't have anything interesting to take from this. Maybe had he sang he responses? I guess it did leave me wanting to know more. I'm looking forward to other interviews.

producer weighs in

This is to ask those who DON'T produce this podcast to tell us what you think... seriously - we created this to be a place where people start to talk about what we think is one of the most exciting developments in both science and the arts - that is, a new approach to thinking about music as it relates to things like brain structure, brain chemistry, evolution, and more. Listen to these podcasts, and let us know if there's a hunger for more like this, or if you'd like to listen to this in different settings - like on the "radio" or on the web where it could be surrounded by related links you could follow to get more information. What about the format - just talk, no music or sound. Too dry? A welcome change? Let us know - here - Thanks td#21 for your thoughtful comments - this is, in some ways, just a gloss on the subject, given that it's 15 to 20 minutes - but I take your point - you want me to dig in a bit more, and sometimes I do. Listen to some others, and please share your comments good and bad. best, s

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