The Mind-Music Connection
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The Mind-Music Connection

Probe One of the Mind’s Most Profound Mysteries through the Latest Neuroscience Research
4.0 (7 ratings)
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Created by The Great Courses
Last updated 5/2016
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how and why music evokes emotions in listeners, how music is a whole brain phenomenon, and what experiments led to these discoveries.
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Requirements
  • This course assumes no prior background in music or neuroscience.
Description

In this remarkable series, delve into why and how the human brain seems wired to respond to music. Designed for music lovers and brain enthusiasts at all levels, this course assumes no prior background in either subject. It is truly interdisciplinary, covering fundamental ideas of music theory, neuroanatomy, and cognitive science, while spotlighting the diverse range of experiments, discoveries, and debates in this fast-changing field

Led by neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology Aniruddh Patel of Tufts University, you’ll probe one of the mind’s most profound mysteries. Scientists and musicians alike have lauded Professor Patel, and in this course he will introduce you to cutting-edge neuroscience and groundbreaking trials you couldn’t access anyplace else. You’ll find answers to questions about music and the mind, including: does music enhance social bonds? What makes music “happy” or “sad”? Can music express emotions beyond words? You’ll explore the eight distinct psychological mechanisms by which music arouses emotions and even get a chance to test your own responses to musical passages composed for this course.

Take a dazzling journey deep into the recesses of the brain, discovering how, where, and why music plays such an integral role.

Who is the target audience?
  • Music lovers and brain enthusiasts who want to explore the connection between the two subjects and better understand why music evokes emotional responses.
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Music: Culture, Biology, or Both?
4 Lectures 30:29


Making Music from Monkey Calls
06:58

Studies of Synchrony and Cooperation in Humans
07:42
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Music and Emotion
5 Lectures 31:57
Music's Relationship to Emotion
05:07

Two Themes that will Recur in this Course
04:25

Connections to Language
10:14

The Connection between Vocal and Musical Affect
04:19

Three Other Ways that Music Can Express Emotion
07:52
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The Neuroscience of Music Emotions
6 Lectures 30:48

Psychological/Emotional Responses to Music
06:04

Chill Response and Its Relationship to Fear
06:02

Brain Mechanisms and Instinctive Musical Emotion
05:48

Brain Mechanisms and Experiental/Learned Musical Emotion
05:00

Correlational Evidence from Studies of Brain Damage
04:27
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Bonus Section
1 Lecture 00:50
Bonus Lecture
00:50
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