The mysteries of music explained

The CRAM Podcast ~ Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed

26-01-2023 • 42 mins

How is it that a bunch of sounds in a particular order can evoke sadness, joy, restlessness, or some other emotion in you?  That is the power of music.  And if you’re a music lover, you will love this interview.

Music is found in every culture around the world.  Are there universal aspects to the way music is expressed and in the way we respond? Why do some people love one kind of music, say jazz,  while others love pop?  Why do we feel the need to move or dance when we hear a particular piece of music?  And what is the potential of music to heal?

So many fascinating questions to explore with cognitive neuroscientist Robert Zatorre who’s

spent much of his life trying to solve some of the mysteries of music by studying its effects on the brain.


Info on Guest:

Robert Zatorre is Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and a Professor in the Dept. of Psychology at McGill University.  For more on Robert and his work at McGill: https://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/robert-zatorre-phd For more on the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory: https://www.zlab.mcgill.ca/



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