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Published on Jul 29, 2014
Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? John Schaefer, scientist Daniel Levitin, and musical artist Bobby McFerrin engage in live performances and cross-cultural demonstrations to illustrate music’s noteworthy interaction with the brain and our emotions.
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Original Program Date: June 12, 2009 MODERATOR: John Schaefer PARTICIPANTS: Bobby McFerrin, Daniel Levitin, Jamshed Bharucha, Lawrence Parsons