title This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
description "[Dan] Levitin [pictured above] unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, including: Are our musical preferences shaped in utero? Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music? What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain's response to music? Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure? Levitin explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function, patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music, and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch."
featuring Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., associate professor, Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, and Music, McGill University, and rock star
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Tags: webcast brain music neuropsychology