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Physics of Sound: The Equations of Sound

Brian Greene explains the basic equations that govern all sound, those of simple harmonic motion.

May 21st, 2009 | 3 comments

Physics of Sound: All Music Comes From Vibrations

Scientist Brian Green explains how all music and sound comes from minuscule vibrations and how our brain decodes these vibrations to perceive sound.

May 21st, 2009 | 3 comments

Music and the Brain: Parkinsonsism and Music’s Ability to Heal

Oliver Sacks explains his first experience as a physician where he saw music transform Parkinson's patients into state where they could move and converse again.

May 21st, 2009 | 16 comments

Music and the Brain: The Importance of Early Musical Training

Oliver Sacks takes a look at how finger movements and Suzuki training can affect the brain, especially at an early age.

May 21st, 2009 | 21 comments

Music and the Brain: How Music Can Change the Brain

Scientist Oliver Sacks takes a look at musicians brains and how brain imaging can reveal distinct differences in certain regions.

May 21st, 2009 | 106 comments

Music and the Brain: Scientist Oliver Sacks on Musical Cognition

Oliver Sacks explains the how multiple regions of the brain interact to form the ways that humans interact with and create music.

May 21st, 2009 | 11 comments

Physics of Sound: Daniel Barenboim on the Duration of Notes

Daniel Barenboim explains the importance of the time notes are sustained and also the accompanying duration of silence in musicality.

May 20th, 2009 | 14 comments

Music and Evolution: Bobby McFerrin on Culture and Music

Bobby McFerrin tells two stories about villagers in Botswana and the ways music is incorporated into their life, which shaped the way he creates music.

May 20th, 2009 | 45 comments

Performance: Yo Yo Ma on Bach’s 5th Cello Suite

Yo Yo Ma performs a sarabande from Bach's 5th Cello suite and explains the history of the sounds in this particular piece have travelled through different cultures.

May 20th, 2009 | 57 comments

Physics of Sound: Cellist Michael Fitzpatrick on Vibrations

Michael Fitzpatrick uses a composition performed on his cello to explain the nature of vibrations and frequency.

May 20th, 2009 | 18 comments
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