Music has been an integral part of human culture through the ages, providing a driving force behind many emotions and affecting our brains in various different ways. We have two scientists joining us in episode 159 – Dr. Robert Zatorre from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and Dr. Assal Habibi from the University of Southern California – who’re both studying the inner workings of how listening to music, playing an instrument and so forth have neurological and in many cases cognitive impact on the brain.
Dr. Zatorre and Dr. Habibi approach the study of music and it’s effect on the brain in slightly different ways and the dual perspectives result in in a very interesting, albeit a longer than usual episode. So brace yourself, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy.
Curious about the video Jesse mentioned?
Here’s the link to this very cool idea about resetting the world’s common calendaring system back 10,000 years, delineating “The Human Era.”