Saturday, September 15, 2007


Musically, I like everything from Hank Williams to Sonic Youth, but I had no idea what was going on in my brain when I listened to music until I read this amazing book by Daniel J. Levitin, "This is Your Brain on Music."

Levitin is a neuroscientist who runs the Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition and Expertise at McGill University in Montreal. He's also a musician and former record producer, so he's the perfect person to ask what happens in the brain when a favorite song comes on the radio, or why certain chord sequences fill us with delight.

Read his interview in the NYTimes.

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