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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: AllenG on 27/09/2009 17:13:57

Title: Is music hardwired or learned?
Post by: AllenG on 27/09/2009 17:13:57
From the 2009 World Science Festival:
Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? Join host John Schaefer, scientist Daniel Levitin and musical artist Bobby McFerrin for live performances and cross cultural demonstrations to illustrate musicís note-worthy interaction with the brain and our emotions.


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The video is great.
Title: Is music hardwired or learned?
Post by: hwobot on 05/11/2009 15:30:04
I think it's both. I read this article done about how playing certain musical notes can actually produce certain predetermined sequences of animo acids in the body. Whether that's true or not, I don't know. But that would be the hardwired part. There's also all the studies done that link music with plant growth. However, there are many cultural aspects of music as well. I think if the society around you forbids a certain music, even if you are hardwired to like it, you'll still disapprove of it due to social pressures.
Title: Is music hardwired or learned?
Post by: Nizzle on 06/11/2009 14:15:47
I agree with both due to Neuroplasticity and Psychoplasticity