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Demonstration of how the brain predicts music!

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Our brains expect certain melodic, harmonic and rhythmic eventualities! This is a great demonstration of that!


Bobby McFerrin is the brilliant man who wrote “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” In the summer of 2009, he was a presenter at the World Science Festival. Here’s what NPR had to say:

“World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

by Linda Holmes

At the World Science Festival in June, Bobby McFerrin did this demonstration with the audience. It’s a little exercise using a pentatonic (five-note, rather than seven-note) scale, and it’s really something.”


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