Monday, June 10, 2013
Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing-
We use music to relax us...to excite us..to put us in a romantic mood..or to evoke suspense (such as in the movies) and all sorts of other responses.
Why does music have such an appeal for human beings? How can it elicit such a range of emotions in us? How can we instantly recognize music as being "like the Beatles" "sounds like Tchaikovsky" or " that has to be Verdi" ( or Kurt Weill...)
Well, the NY Times has just run a big summary of the latest findings in brain research.
A lot of it has to do with neurotransmitters in the brain --
I could not begin to summarize it all here ( I am not capable of encapsulating all the information this article throws at you)--you will have to check it out for yourself:
It is a fairly long article but well worth the time it will take you to read it....