[This is part of my Music and the Brain Series]

Quite an incredible organ!

Music does some incredible things to our brain. It can change our emotional state, help us learn, and even help fight dementia. But why? What are the processes going on behind this.

Unfortunately, we don’t really know. Here is something that will blow your mind a little bit though. It may be impossible to understand how our brain works. Look at it this way. In trying to figure out how the brain works, the brain is attempting to comprehend and understand itself. As you might imagine, this presents some boundaries.

Much of this series will be based of an excellent by called Musicopilia by Oliver Sacks, who is a prominent neurologist. Sacks Has worked with many patients, and has many incredible stories about how music has interacted with their brains. Not only in helping them get better after brain damage or dysfunction, but in all sorts of ways.

I am excited to share this with you, as well as launch my first blog series! I am going to try to do my best to give you some of the incredibly stories and science behind them, without infringing copyright… I sure hope you will come out on the other side with a lot of cool information. You may not be fascinated with it as I am, but it is still quite interesting stuff.

[This is part of my Music and the Brain Series]

Categories: Music and the Brain
  • http://themantlemusic.com Suzanne

    Oh, this sounds fascinating! Can’t wait 🙂

    • http://soundcalledmusic.com Patrick Wells

      Thanks Suzanne! I’m super excited too.

  • http://www.hugskissesandsnot.wordpress.com Stephanie

    Interesting series so far. Thanks for taking the time to post. Have you read about Listening Therapy used to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder? Kids spend time listening to music that has had it’s frequency altered and over time Listening Therapy, combined with Occupational Therapy, a “switch is flipped” in the brain that helps their brain process the information around them in a more efficient way.  (that’s a really brief and simplified definition) I saw it work first hand in my son. Thought you might find it interesting. I would be interested to know what you think.

    • http://soundcalledmusic.com Patrick Wells

      I have not heard of that, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for the tip, I will try to write a blog about it soon!