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Music and the Subconscious

Thursday, July 21, 2011

When it comes to brain activity, the conscious mind is the tiniest tip of the iceberg, according to neuroscientist David Eagleman. The author of “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” joins us to explain how our brain responds – whether we like the result or not – when we listen to music.


David Eagleman

Comments [3]

Philipp from Queens

So is perfect pitch some sort of synesthesia?

Jul. 21 2011 02:21 PM

Isn't grapheme synesthesia fairly common? I have this form, and I now believe it inhibited my ability to do arithmetic as a child. (Once I entered algebra and the other theoretical maths, I did well.)

Jul. 21 2011 02:19 PM
Patrick from Bronx

Some parents play music while their baby children are sleeping. One wonders what would be the personality differences that would result from a variety of musical choices. Bach? Dylan? Joni Mitchell? U2? Talking Heads? Police? REM? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson? Public Enemy? Bob Marley? John Coltrane? Pretenders? Would it be just more of the same?

Jul. 21 2011 06:08 AM

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