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Music and the Brain

Music and the Brain: Are Humans Wired for Music?

Oliver Sacks discusses how the human brain is wired for language and how this may apply to the human capacity for music.

May 21st, 2009 | 44 comments

Music and Evolution: Ofer Tchernichovski on Bird’s Songs

Scientist Ofer Tchernichovski takes a look at how birds are hard wired for songs and how this innate instinct in birds can be applied to music and song development.

May 21st, 2009 | 16 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

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