How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.
Play video Why We Need Orchestras
Why We Need Orchestras
Orchestras are a vital part of America's musical landscape and civic life. They are active in all 50 states, serving communities large and small - providing free performances, educational programs, and more. And today's orchestras are shifting expectations by using new technologies in a variety of spaces for diverse audiences.
Play video Is Sad Music Actually Sad? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Is Sad Music Actually Sad? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/donateidea Be it Elliott Smith or Queen, classical or dub step, there's usually a clear understanding that some songs are sad, and some songs are happy. But what is it about the music that makes us feel these feelings we're feeling? You might think it has something to do with the notes or how our brain's natural response to these sounds, but you're wrong. Or at the very least incomplete in your thinking. We've just been culturally trained to respond to music in certain ways because if you ignore the lyrics, music itself doesn't actually contain any emotion at all. Watch the episode to find out more! Sources: Transylvanian Music: http://www.academia.edu/258560/Music_induced_emotions_Some_current_issues_and_crossmodal_comparisons Emotional responses to music: The need to consider underlying mechanisms - Patrik N. Juslin Daniel Västfjäll Its OK To Be Smart "Why Music Moves Us" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT3O93-nxDc TWEET OF THE WEEK: https://twitter.com/deliriumzer0/status/331499605613236224 Further Reading List: The Music in Our Lives - Kathleen Marie Higgins Exploring the Habitus of Listening : Anthropological Perspectives - Judith Becker TOWARDS A NEUROBIOLOGY OF MUSICAL EMOTIONS - Isabelle Peretz MUSIC INDUCED EMOTIONS: SOME CURRENT ISSUES AND CROSS-MODAL COMPARISONS - Manuela M. Marin and Joydeep Bhattacharya Music acquisition: effects of enculturation and formal training on development - Erin E. Hannon and Laurel J. Trainor Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications - Patrik N. Juslin Music: ":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) "Carry On Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) Elliott Smith - Needle In The Hay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs5wIJlUK1o Wayne's world bohemian rhapsody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STt9dqPsFTE Dramatic Chipmunk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw Jake's first flight avatar soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RySRFsX1SUA Disney Mulan - I'll Make A Man Out Of You | HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frcCss2JfxI Scott Joplin - The Entertainer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cFkae0j_Ns Justice - Stress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qXmxVySMzw Britten Lachrymae Op 48 for Viola and Piano - Ricardo Zwietisch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1moHA_--cFk Music & Lyrics By Stewie Griffin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RmO6fc-FdE BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 2 - Leonard Bernstein (3-4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6z9AxMoX8g Eruption Guitar Solo--Eddie Van Halen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream Acapella (Vocals) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3IOsvldaQ Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are [OFFICIAL VIDEO] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Idea Channel Facebook! http://Facebook.com/pbsideachannel Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) Want some more Idea Channel? Here's Last Week's episode: "Is Buying Call of Duty a Moral Choice?" http://youtu.be/jeIHH0XEs6E Want another one? Here ya go: "Is Community A Postmodern Masterpiece?" http://youtu.be/YanhEVEgkYI Here's Some More:"Will Kickstarter Replace Hollywood?" http://youtu.be/bCGaAIB9ncg
Play video Why Does Music Move Us?
Why Does Music Move Us?
Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/PBSDSDonate Why does music give us all the feels? Click here to SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE! -- http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More below ↓ Why does music make us feel happy or sad? Or angry or romantic? How can simple sound waves cause so much emotion? I went from my comfy chair to the streets of Austin to investigate how it might be written into our neuroscience and evolution. Modern neuroscience says our brains may be wired to pick certain emotions out of music because they remind us of how people move! Humans are the only species we know that creates and communicate using music, but it's still unclear how or why we do that, brain-wise. Is it just a lucky side effect of evolution, like Steven Pinker says? Or is it a deeper part of our evolutionary history, as people like Mark Changizi and Daniel Levitin argue? New evolutionary science says that we may read emotion in music because it relates to how we sense emotion in people's movements. We'll take a trip from Austin to Dartmouth to Cambodia to hear why music makes us feel so many feels. The connections between movement and music go far beyond dance moves! Mike over at Idea Channel has a different opinion, head on over and check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWWYE4eLEfk References for this episode: http://dft.ba/-5ECR ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Tweet at me: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart [at] gmail [dot] com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Written and hosted by Joe Hanson Produced by Painted On Productions (http://www.paintedon.com/) Special thanks to Dartmouth's Thalia Wheatley and Beau Sievers, who did the research. You can read more about it here: http://wheatlab.virb.com/dynamics http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/18/why-does-music-move-us-so/ ----------- Want some more great science? Check out our last episode: "Electric Buzzaloo - How Bees See The Invisible" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TUDFCOwjY Want even MORE? "Mainly Microbe - Meet Your Microbiome" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BZME8H7-KU "The Odds of Finding Life and Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TekbxvnvYb8
Play video Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-those-songs-that-get-stuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis↵↵Have you ever been waiting in line at the grocery store, innocently perusing the magazine rack, when a song pops into your head? Not the whole song, but a fragment of it that plays and replays until you find yourself unloading the vegetables in time to the beat? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis explores earworms — a cognitive phenomenon that plagues over 90% of people at least once a week.↵↵Lesson by Elizabeth Margulis, animation by Artrake Studio.
Play video Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?
Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?
Can music act as a performance enhancing drug? DAILY EPISODES, answering your burning questions. Watch 5 episodes before anybody else: http://bit.ly/1n5llRo Use the hashtag #ScienceSays to share your burning Olympic questions! Special thanks to the CBC for supporting this series. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 FOLLOW US: Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fjWszw Twitter: http://bit.ly/1d84R71 Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1amIPjF Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Further Reading / References: Effects of Synchronous Music on 400-Metre Sprint Performance http://dspace.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/2438/1053/1/JSS%20Synchronous%20Music%20Article%202006.pdf
Play video The Scientific Power of Music
The Scientific Power of Music
TWEET IT: http://clicktotweet.com/SR316 Is music humanity's drug of choice? What is the mysterious power behind it's ability to captivate, stimulate and keep us coming back for more? Find out the scientific explanation of how a simple mixture of sound frequencies can affect your brain and body, and why it's not all that different than a drug like cocaine. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Music by Mitchell Moffit http://www.mitchellmoffit.com http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit Art by Gregory and Mitchell http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz Some Sources --- Dopamine Release during Music: 1) http://bit.ly/lLSWFN 2) http://bit.ly/eZZNVi Emotional Response to Music: 3) http://bit.ly/NbowZP Cocaine and Your Brain: 4) http://bit.ly/NBKdOB