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The Brain Goes to Riverdance

March 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized


Tonight I’m going to Riverdance and I can’t wait! I love Riverdance and I can’t exactly tell you why. There is a fascinating theory out there that we respond biologically and neurologically to music that is in our DNA. In other words, if we have a heavy Irish heritage, this beautiful Irish music is literally in our blood and in our genes. My immediate family is actually mostly English but that’s pretty close. Of course the faster numbers are extremely rhythmic and have the whirling rhythms that make me want to jump up and join them. Since I am in the last row of the last balcony I will try to restrain myself! I’ll let you know later how it goes!


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