Music Instinct: Science and Song

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Music Instinct: Science and Song

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Director:
Elena Mannes
Released:
2009
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Music Instinct: Science and Song is a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary about the scientific underpinnings of human attraction to musical expression. The film is a joyous exploration of how and why people play and listen to music. The video features scientists, from theoretical physicist Brian Greene to general practitioner Oliver Sacks, who explain the effect of music on the brain and emotions. Music Instinct: Science and Song also presents many musical legends talking about their craft and playing their music. These artists include Bobby McFerrin, best known for the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, and world-renowned cellist, Yo Yo Ma. Tracing musical expression from Neanderthals to the present, this video is an informative and fun voyage into the myriad ways humans learn from and interact with music in all its forms. Sit back and join leaders from science and popular music while they put music under the microscope.
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