This hour: how and why we're wired for sound. A look at music and the brain.
The Nerve (episode 1): Music and the Brain
by Jowi Taylor, Chris Brookes, and Paolo Pietropaolo (Inside the Music, CBC, 2009)
Consider music, if you will. Music! Beautiful, wonderful music, which can elevate your mood until you’re dancing ecstatically or deplete it until you stop showering for a month; that entire flurry of sensation boils down to wave patterns and neuro-chemical events. Not exactly romantic perhaps, but endlessly fascinating. The Nerve, a six part series from the CBC, explores music and the brain, digging into exactly how and why we're wired for sound.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.