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All Posts Tagged With: "music"

The Contest: The Winners of the MI Contest, “Noise Reinvented”

The winners of our first contest for The Music Instinct: Science & Song have been chosen and are listed below along with the mp3s of the winning entries.

Jun 9th, 2009 | 1 comment

Interview with Daniel Levitin: Part One

In the first part of this interview with Daniel Levitin, learn about musical memory and the nuerochemicals associated with this form of cognition.

May 21st, 2009 | 3 comments

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: David Rothenberg on Bird Songs

David Rothernberg takes discussion of bird songs a step further than biological imperative, and recognizes these tunes distinct to each species as music.

May 21st, 2009 | 8 comments

Music and Evolution: The Elitism of Music in the West

Stephen Mithen questions the elitism that has been associated with music in the west, instead observing that music is something that pervades everything we do.

May 21st, 2009 | 4 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

Physics of Sound: Intervals and Harmonics

Brian Greene explains how the harmonies and relationships you hear between notes can all be broken down mathematically.

May 21st, 2009 | 8 comments

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: 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
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