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The Contest: The Winning Entries for The Music Instinct Theme

Thanks to everyone who entered! We have selected a winner and posted our top 5 choices here, available for listening or to download.

Jul 1st, 2009

Interview with Daniel Levitin: Live Q&A with Daniel Levitin co-host of The Music Instinct

During the live broadcast of The Music Instinct, Dr. Daniel Levitin, co-host of The Music Instinct will be taking your questions about the show live via Twitter.

Jun 23rd, 2009

Science: Performance Stage = Science Lab

At the World Science Festival this year, musicians and scientists from The Music Instinct appeared on a panel discussing topics related to music and the human experience.

Jun 15th, 2009

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

Music and Evolution: Music and the Neanderthal’s Communication

Scientist Stephen Mithen offers his theory that, while Neanderthals had no actual language, they communicated through music.

May 21st, 2009

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

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

Physics of Sound: Harmonics and The Unified Theory

Brian Greene explains how music can be used to describe String Theory, what some physicists have conjectured may be the answer to finding Einstein's Unified Theory.

May 21st, 2009

Music and Medicine: Music Therapy for Infants

Dr. Joanne Loewy demonstrates the use of the Gato box, which can replicate the sound of the mother's heartbeat, for music therapy administered to infants.

May 21st, 2009

Music and Medicine: Flute Therapy

At Beth Israel hospital in New York, doctors are experimenting with using the music of the flute to measure the impact of music therapy on patients with chronic lung disease.

May 21st, 2009

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