Something You Should Know About Music
October 11, 2011
Interview with Alex Doman, co-author of the book Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives
Music is good for your health in fact it may be essential.
For example with stress levels we know that cortisol is a marker of stress and there are numerous studies to show that using the right kind of relaxing music reduces stress levels and stress is one of the leading causes of ill health in America.
February 22, 2011
Interview with Harry Beckwith, author of the book Unthinking
Back in the '60s the Beatles exploded like nothing we’d ever seen before -and now some interesting new research helps to explain why.
Well, they did a very good job of making the audience feel that they were singing to them. That was a big part of it. They don't sing about Peggy Sue but they sing to you, and they say, "I want to hold your hand."
September 24, 2010
Interview with Patricia Martin, author of the book Rengen: The Rise of the Cultural Consumer - and What It Means to Your Business
Even though the economy continues to struggle a bit there is a cultural and creative renaissance going on in this country.
Let's look at the enrollments in art school, up twenty-five to forty percent depending upon the school - and that's compared to ten years ago. More students are applying to art schools than they are business schools, today.
July 30, 2010
Interview with Daniel Levitin, author of the book This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Ever have a song get stuck in your head? It happens to almost everyone.
Daniel J. Levitin:
It tends not to be the whole song - it tends to be about fifteen or twenty seconds of the song and the songs tend to be relatively simple melodically and rhythmically. Seldom do you have somebody running around with Mahler's Fifth in their head.
October 24, 2009
Interview with Dan Levitin author of This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Interesting thing about music.
Wherever there are people there seems to be music. As far as we know every known culture on the planet today has music and that seems to have been so as far back as we know.