music and the brain - Introduction: Play Pachelbels Canon...

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Introduction: Play Pachelbel’s Canon in D Most of you are probably familiar with that excerpt from Pachelbel’s Canon in D. But everyone here would agree that music is the universal bridge that connects our emotions and memories. Today, I will use the violin as the medium to help convey the music. I will discuss three main points: how music is perceived by our brain, what the different types of memory affected are and finally how our emotions are evoked when we hear music. So let us first discuss some brief neuroanatomy. Music engages the entire brain and there is not only one specific region where music is involved. When we hear music, frequencies and pitch are separated by our brain. These basic elements such as pitch and tone are located in the Auditory Cortex of the Temporal Lobe. Every section perceives a different pitch. The Cerebellum is involved in rhythmic patterns and movement associated with music. The more advanced elements are located in the Frontal Gyrus of the Cerebrum. This area is involved in memorization of lyrics and notes and some associated motor
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