Creatively Speaking
12:22 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Your Brain On Music: The Science Behind The Pleasure

Dr. Robert Zatorre of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University speaks with WRTI's Meridee Duddleston about why music brings us so much pleasure.

It’s no secret that a favorite piece of music can evoke profound pleasure and emotion. We've all experienced the “chills” response. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston hears from a neuroscientist about the visceral and culturally conditioned effect of music on the brain.

For over three decades, Dr. Robert Zatorre of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University has researched and broken down the complex set of interactions that occur when we experience sounds strung together to produce a full range of emotions - from the sublime to the soulfully sad.

WRTI's Meridee Duddleston in an in-depth interview with Dr. Robert Zatorre.

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