Saturday, March 26, 2005

Bach: Language for the Whole Brain

On this beautiful holiday weekend, here's a little Bach for your brain. Listening to Bach's music activates areas previously thought to be language-only specific. In these non-musicians changes in brain activation occur with slight changes in the played. Not a surprise to anyone who loves Bach, even the untrained brain can tell when the music is altered.

Interestingly, Bach himself was a very multimodal composer. He composed much of his work with specific images and word phrases, and compositions were referred to as 'word paintings'.

The second link below gives you five free live music recordings a day in return for free registration. Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

Whole Brain Bach
Free Bach Music(registration required)>

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