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Is music a universal language of huamity or culturally specific?

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Readers,

For those of you who are as fascinated by music and the brain as I am, don’t miss this panel discussion from the World Science Festival. This is a fascinating panel discussion of neuroscientists and musicians talking about how the brain processes music, cultural differences, and experiments comparing Western and non-Western music. The discussion is educational and entertaining. It includes video clips of psychological experiments in India and performances by Bobby McFerrin. Don’t miss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=t8I2Xt54bwY

Jann Gumbiner, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine.

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