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What role does music play in our lives?

How does music affect our mood? How we think? How we work? What impact does music have on us as a race?


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    Mar 25 2013: Jonathan, you might enjoy reading Musicophilia by Oliver Sachs. He is a well known neurologist who is perhaps best known for the book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Musicophilia is his onlly book I haven't read. His work is consistently well written and fascinating for anyone intrigued by the brain..
    • Mar 25 2013: Thank you! It looks like an awesome book and I look forward to reading it. :)
      • Apr 2 2013: Dear Mr Hawkins,

        One of the wonderful Ted lectures ( to my shame I have misplaced my notes with the lecturer's name ) was given by a Professor of Science, in California. The unique magnifying electronic equipment in her laboratory revealed that the Hydrogen atom looks like a delicately coloured, vibrating chrysanthemum and has a one tone musical sound !!!!! In other words, one can conclude that we are all naturally musical beings, as is the world around us !!! I found this an exciting revelation
        A fellow " Ted "fan.........Muriel Harris Salant aged 82.

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