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Re: Great speech video on "Sound"

Another interesting book that visits the brain/music topic is  
"Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" by Oliver Sacks...


Quoting Mark Showalter <folkstone57@operamail.com>:

>   There is an interesting book by Daniel Levitin, "The world in six
>   songs". It's about music and how it could have helped humans to
>   survive. He talks about the co-evolution of music and the brain, how
>   deeply music is engrained in our natureáand how it helps us to bond,
>   to cooperate oráto transfer information.áAs neuroscientist and
>   musician, he can approach the subject from both sides. I highly
>   recommend the book (as well as his other one "This is your brain on
>   music").
>     -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>     Datum: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:38:01 +0200
>     Von: Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>
>     An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>     Betreff: Re: Great speech video on "Sound"
>     On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 4:20 PM, John Cecil Price
>     <johncecilprice@hotmail.com> wrote:
>     > a more interesting question here would be just why do we
>     human's even need
>     > to tell stories-make music/art, etc., in the 1st place?
>     ///////
>     > Or is there a genetic trigger drawing us all to
>     storytelling-songs, etc?
>     I thinks so. That idea came to me from a radio documentary where
>     they
>     compared a typical five year old children with a typical
>     chimpanzee.
>     I'd like to know how they came up with that determination,
>     especially since I work in a branch of healthcare & I don't think
>     most of the sup's/managers have the intellect of a 5 year old.
>     Chimp, I mean........
>     They are of equal intellectual capacity but the huge difference
>     is in
>     sharing stories.áThe five year child is constantly telling
>     stories -
>     about anything and to whomever want (or doesn't) to listen - but
>     the
>     chimp just sits silent until a need of any kind arises.
>     My comment to this is, did the documentary explore any of the
>     reasons those chimps we're sharing stories? Did they see if
>     perhaps the chimps simply didn't like the children they were
>     forced to be with? Or perhaps the chimps found that the children
>     simply jabbered on so much they couldn't get a word in edgewise?
>     Did anyone ask the chimps if they were so bored with the children
>     jabbering on that they didn't want to make the verbal onslaught
>     any worse? Perhaps the chimps were really stuck-up & refused to
>     have anything to do with such creatures as children. The
>     chimpsámight have thought that children were an evolutionary
>     dead-end & really, what was the point since they would be extinct
>     sometime in the future & telling chimp stories would be wasted on
>     the children. Also, if the chimps actually just sat there
>     silently, did anyone check to see if the chimps were still
>     breathing? Or hadn't been self-medicating to get through the
>     study? It seems to me that there are a lot of unanswered
>     questions here, not the least of which might be did the study
>     accidentally get a bunch of mute chimps? I mean, the last time I
>     was a 5 year old & was in a study comparing humans to chimps,
>     those bloody chimps would never shut up! They would just go on &
>     on about the most mundane things like bannanas & climbing trees &
>     daring one chimp to hold a bannana while climbing a tree, ect ect
>     .... Goodness it was almost unbearable!
>     Greetings from Sweden
>     Per Boysen
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