Capturing the Sound of the Northern Lights
Capturing the Sound of the Northern Lights I’ve written before a bit about synesthesia, or a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, … Continue reading
Link: Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap
Link: Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap What is creativity? The topic has eluded scientists. How can you study something that is difficult to even define? Luckily, Liu et al. had … Continue reading
Bobby McFerrin plays… the audience!
3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired. – sent to me … Continue reading
Symphony of Science
An oldie, but a goody. I love this series of videos.
Why We’re Happy Being Sad: Pop music, James Bond and Batman
Last night I saw the new James Bond movie: Skyfall. Recently the older Bond films have been playing as well, marking the 50th anniversary of Bond. Seeing the older Bond … Continue reading
Neuroscience, Music and Memory
Neuroscience, Music and Memory The Beatles’ Surprising Contribution To Brain Science aired this morning on NPR on my drive into work. The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps … Continue reading