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The Duet of Brain and Music

November 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain, Uncategorized


“Zip-a-dee doo dah, Zip-a-dee-ay …”

–A. Wrubel, R. Gilbert

“Do-wah diddy-diddy dum diddy-do …”

–The Moffats

“Super-cali-fragilistic-expialidocious …”

–The Sherman Brothers

“What an odd thing it is to see an entire species–billions of people–playing with, listening to, meaningless tonal patterns, occupied and preoccupied for much of their time by what they call ‘music.”‘

–Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia

“Music is playing inside my head, Over and over and over again, My friend, there’s no end to the music …”

–Carole King

How does the brain process the music that it has never heard before, and that is close to meaningless, outside of its original context?

The brain is the human body’s control center. The largest part of the brain is the cerebral cortex, which can be divided into symmetrical left and right brain hemispheres. The right brain processes information in an intuitive, creative, and imaging manner. The left brain is involved with analytic thinking, such as verbal or mathematical matters. The corpus callosum connects the left and right brain hemispheres and facilitates communication between the two hemispheres. ”  In women, the corpus callosum is said to be bigger, meaning that women are more likely to be equally right-brained and left-brained.
I think you will find the article below very interesting and informative.   There is still so much we don’t  know yet or understand about how the brain processes music, but well over 70 years ago, Edgar Cayce said “music will be the medicine of the future.”  It makes sense to me!
To see this wonderful article, click on link below!



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