Tuning In

Here’s a fascinating little study that may – or may not – resolve an oft-debated question.

You’re driving along in your car listening to a song for the first or for the thousandth time. Does your brain process the music and the words all together as a single entity, or does it process them separately?

In Music and Lyrics: How the Brain Splits Songs in New Scientist, Jessica Hamzelou discusses a study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

See what you think, and if you like even listen to the various melodies and lyrics used to test the hypothesis.

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Published in: on March 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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