Title

Re:sound #129: The Nerve Show
Produced
Various

Presented

TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA, 2010
Collection
Re:sound
Tags
Art, Body, Music, Science
Music_and_the_brain
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Story

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.
 

Producer

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.

Extra

Hear all six episodes of The Nerve.
Hear an episode of The Wire, also by Jowi Taylor, Chris Brookes, and Paolo Pietropaolo.
Check out Earbones, Jowi, Chris, and Paolo's website.

Comments

@Linda: The principal voices: Daniel Levitin (author This is Your Brain on Music), Sandra Trehub, prof, U of Toronto. M. Chasin, audiologist
Posted by Paolo Pietropaolo from Vancouver, BC at 03/29/2012
Some answers can be found here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/37234-wired-for-sound-music-and-the-brain @Shan, @Sarah - the song is "Let Down"
Posted by Paolo Pietropaolo from Vancouver, BC at 03/29/2012
Hey folks, thanks so much for listening. So glad you enjoyed the show. I'll try and answer your questions in the next few comments.
Posted by Paolo Pietropaolo from Vancouver, BC at 03/29/2012
what was that radiohead song? is there a songlist of episodes somewhere...could nt find it:)
Posted by Shan from Chicago at 03/28/2012
What is the name of the Radiohead song that was played during the program?
Posted by Sarah from Evanston at 03/27/2012
Fantastic program and information. Can you list the names of the people interviewed and the titles of any books they have written.
Posted by Linda from Plainfield at 03/24/2012
The name of that one crazy song is "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel...if that's the one you were trying to nab.
Posted by Lee from Carbon Hill, Illinois at 06/05/2010
Great show! Would you mind listing the songs that were used during the program?
Posted by Helen from Chicago, IL at 05/23/2010