Author Topic: All things brain...  (Read 5732 times)

hermes2015

  • Not Defeated by the Dark Night of the Soul
  • ****
  • Posts: 1574
  • Gender: Male
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2017, 01:56:48 PM »
One young lad could hear a piece of music once, play it "straight" immediately then play any number of variations - straight out of his head.

Mozart could do it as child.

Bad Penny II

  • Yields Not to Kalamity
  • ****
  • Posts: 1134
  • Nice Borderline Troll
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2017, 02:06:46 PM »
NPR (National Public Radio) today had an interview with a most interesting man who had some sort of brain damage as a youth.  He had never been musically inclined and had no particular interest in music although his grandmother was an accomplished organist.  He had a swimming pool accident...diving into the shallow end of the pool and busting his head severely.  After a few weeks of recovery, he found that he could play the piano and play classical music without knowing how or why he could do so. He became a music savant. apparently as a result of a head injury.

Has anyone ever heard of similar phenomena as applied to brain function?  Is there a mutant musical gene, math gene, writing gene,  or something?

It'd be interesting to know if he lost anything when his head hit pool bottom.
Certainty disturbs me


xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2017, 09:37:46 PM »
NPR (National Public Radio) today had an interview with a most interesting man who had some sort of brain damage as a youth.  He had never been musically inclined and had no particular interest in music although his grandmother was an accomplished organist.  He had a swimming pool accident...diving into the shallow end of the pool and busting his head severely.  After a few weeks of recovery, he found that he could play the piano and play classical music without knowing how or why he could do so. He became a music savant. apparently as a result of a head injury.

Has anyone ever heard of similar phenomena as applied to brain function?  Is there a mutant musical gene, math gene, writing gene,  or something?

It'd be interesting to know if he lost anything when his head hit pool bottom.

Yeah, probably "deactivated" or lessened the brain activity of a particular region for a savant ability to suddenly appear.
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7036
  • Gender: Male
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
This is a strange area, like the woman who, after a head injury, spoke with what sounded like an Italian accent. Seems it is a recognised syndrome.
https://youtu.be/RbYXXyMb8I0

Watching her face it was obviously still a painful mrmory.

Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2018, 06:36:49 PM »
^ That is very odd indeed.

Must mess with her sense of identity, it must be tough being seen as an outsider/foreigner in your own country. 
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


joeactor

  • That guy you know.
  • Global Moderator
  • Has an Invisible Dragon in Their Garage
  • *****
  • Posts: 3772
  • Gender: Male
  • Reading Invisible Ink Novels
    • Joe's Dump
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2018, 07:59:54 PM »
This is a strange area, like the woman who, after a head injury, spoke with what sounded like an Italian accent. Seems it is a recognised syndrome.
https://youtu.be/RbYXXyMb8I0

Watching her face it was obviously still a painful mrmory.

Wow. It looks difficult to say the least.

I can hear a number of different accents in her speech. Her brain must be producing different vowel/consonant sounds than she intends.

Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7036
  • Gender: Male
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2018, 09:42:13 PM »
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2018, 05:33:51 PM »
^ Bookmarked for later. :popcorn:
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7036
  • Gender: Male
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2018, 06:22:18 PM »
^ Bookmarked for later. :popcorn:

How long is your bookmark backlog now then, Silver?  :news:

 :grin:
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »
^ Bookmarked for later. :popcorn:

How long is your bookmark backlog now then, Silver?  :news:

 :grin:

Just the bookmark backlog? Too long! :P That's not counting the videos I added to my "Watch Later" playlist on Youtube or my reading list! 
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2018, 12:42:56 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


Davin

  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7114
  • Gender: Male
  • (o°-°)=o o(o*-°)
    • DevPirates
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2018, 03:14:24 PM »
I watched those last night, I think they were great.

Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

xSilverPhinx

  • Non Dvcor
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14485
  • Gender: Female
  • "Fire together, wire together"
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #73 on: April 07, 2018, 01:19:24 PM »
I found this PBS Nova documentary on Memory:


Before watching it, maybe think a little and try to answer the question, "What is memory?":grin: I think you'll find that the answer isn't as simple as the question!
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


Dave

  • Formerly known as Gloucester
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7036
  • Gender: Male
Re: All things brain...
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2018, 07:46:22 PM »
This is an oldish (as things brain go) Ted talk, but I found it interesting. There msy be hope for me yet . . .

https://youtu.be/LNHBMFCzznE
Tomorrow is precious, don't ruin it by fouling up today.