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Another reason to see concerts and travel

Music of the Hemispheres

[Dr. Levitin] is a cognitive psychologist who runs the Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition and Expertise at McGill University in Montreal, perhaps the world’s leading lab in probing why music has such an intense effect on us.

This summer he published “This Is Your Brain on Music” (Dutton), a layperson’s guide to the emerging neuroscience of music...His experiments have even suggested that watching a musician perform affects brain chemistry differently from listening to a recording.



I don't know about others, but for me a concert is usually so much more powerful than I listen to the artist in question less after the concert because the recording just doesn't cut it anymore.

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spence137
Dec. 31st, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
If you're interested in Music and Cognative Psychology, there's a pretty interesting blog that I--being interested in the topic, myself--like to check in on every once in a while called Sound and Mind. Give it a look, maybe.
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