Music and Your Brain on ABC Radio National

Radio National’s program Mind Matters broadcast a program called The Music in Your Brain about the neurological effects of music on the human brain. It explored the idea that music is a metaphor for humanity.

Record producer turned Neuropsychologist, Daniel Levitin, explains how the brain searches for patterns in music and a great composer has the right amount of familiarity in a melody with the right amount of violation so that we don’t feel disoriented.

In the second part, American composer Tobias Picker discusses how music tempered his Tourette’s syndrome. He couldn’t control his mind, but mastered control over the piano and music. Oliver Sacks also features.

There’s more to music and humanity than meets the eye and this interview doesn’t even begin to scratch the fascinating surface.

Published by Brett

Brett is an experienced lawyer and business executive who focuses on commercial outcomes. He has worked across three sectors in England & Australia advising and leading initiatives in digital, media and technology

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