Re: music is good therapy
- In the last digest, Eric Baillargeon <ericb@...> wrote:
>As the music increased in unpleasantness, an area on the[snip]
>On the other hand, as the music increased in pleasantness,I wonder what they considered "pleasant"? Sounds like they're
talking elevator-music here. Personally, that stuff would activate
the "kill" center of my brain... ;-)
>Schlaug and fellow researchers used magnetic resonance[snip]
>imaging to compare the brains of 32 right-handed musicians with 24
>right-handed men who did not play instruments.
>In another study, Lawrence Parsons and colleagues at the
>University of Texas in San Antonio found that an area on the right side
>of the brain interprets written musical notes and passages.
>Eight right-handed faculty conductors were scanned as theySeriously though, I wonder if the fact that I'm left handed is why
I tend to enjoy "unpleasent, clashing" music as much as "pleasent"
music (if not more). I wonder why they specifically selected right
handed people for these tests.
-- Bob "Bice" Eichler