Tonight, cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin joins us to explain how music affects the brain. Well, it's Music Week here at TVO and last night we aired a documentary called Music of the Brain. It asks many questions: Are humans the only musical creatures? Does music help make humans what they are? Here's the description of the documentary:
"Music affects our development from the womb to the grave. This documentary examines the role music plays in developing our brains as humans, beginning with premature infants in neonatal intensive care wards, moving through the role of music in enhancing performance in childhood (including discussion of the Mozart effect), the role of music therapy in hospital patients, and finally, looking at the elderly. Music is good for our health -- as non-Western tribal cultures have always known -- and this documentary shows you how and why.
So here is the documentary in its entirety for your enjoyment:
(Many of TVO's documentaries are available online for free, so check them out.)
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