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Chicago Public Radio Looks at Music and the Brain

Last Friday, the Chicago Public Radio program Eight Forty-Eight took a look at music and the brain in a segment titled Researchers Probe How Music Rewires the Brain.

Click here to read the transcript or listen to the segment online.

So, listening to brainwaves is
kind of weird and fun, but why care so much about the brainstem? Well,
how good a job it does recording sound is a crucial step in the process
of hearing. Understanding how exact the recording is, or where it might
get fuzzy, can tell us about a person’s reading problems, or why she
has a hard time focusing on her teacher in a noisy classroom. And
that’s where the music comes in.

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