Why is Music So Significant?
From brain development to culture, music pervades the human psyche. A neuroscientist, musicologist and an educator discuss music’s universal appeal and its importance to the development of human society. All concur its inherent symmetry and organizational principles tap into a deep human need to order, or manage, our environment. They investigate how music may affect brain development, shed additional light as to whether listening to classical music can make us smarter, and bounce back and forth music’s possible role in the development of cooperative action. With Jeanne Bamberger, Robert Freeman, Mark Jude Tramo.