The Best Thing I’ve Seen Today: Notes & Neurons

by rferron

So, Upworthy posted a quick, snippet of this hour-long “Notes & Neurons” panel from 2009. It’s a great little uplifting exercise showing the universality of the Pentatonic Scale:

But beyond that video, the lecture explores the universality of melody and how our brains and emotions are affected by music. Showcasing a little bit of anatomy, a little bit of music theory, and taking a global approach, it’s a pretty educational video… it even tackles the question: ‘If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?” Fascinating.