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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2017, 04:11:46 PM »
That seems to me to be all that a wav file is, just converted over to piano keys at a reduced "bitrate". If you reduce the samples per second on sound files, it would have a similar effect.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2017, 04:15:02 PM »
Check this out:


Association areas, possibly?
That used to work on me, but not anymore. Now it just looks like his mouth is moving wrong when he does the 'fa' motion.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2017, 11:14:59 PM »
I have virtually no interest in music at all, it was never part of my childhood and I never got to be attracted to it as I grew. I own, naybe, 6 CDs and played one of them last about five years ago. If a music programme comes on the radio I tune to a talk orog ir turn it off.

But it is impossible to totally shut out music in this media driven world so, despite myself, I can recognise lots of vlassical and modern tunes and even remember some words to some popular songs. So yes, if I hear a rhythm that my brain recognises, even if only partially, it will try to fill the gaps. I may even remember the title if I think about it.

But it may be more due to a "subliminal" effect, the unconscious absorption and memory of a "passing" experience whilst my conscious mind is occupied with something totally different.

Music is great, I love it. :grin:

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2017, 11:49:04 PM »
That used to work on me, but not anymore. Now it just looks like his mouth is moving wrong when he does the 'fa' motion.

Interesting. :chin:
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2017, 11:58:13 PM »
xSP - great "Connectome" video. Interesting stuff...

As for the music auditory illusion, I wonder if you'd hear words if you didn't know the original song. Or if the song was in another language (like Italian).

... and from a movie/commercial viewpoint, music can definitely alter attention. I think it can make some subjects and concepts easier to learn and remember. It may make the brain more receptive to advertising... MIND CONTROL!!!

My favorite music for a commercial product was "By Mennen!"
Simple, memorable, earworm.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2017, 12:04:14 AM »
... MIND CONTROL!!!

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My favorite music for a commercial product was "By Mennen!"
Simple, memorable, earworm.

(at the end of this spot:)_

Byyyyy Mennen.

Buy Mennen?

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Re: All things brain...
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2017, 12:42:13 AM »
Mennen speed sticks still work. I buy them at the dollar store for....you guessed it, one dollar.  I can buy the same ones at the drug store or grocery store for about five dollars. 

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2017, 10:28:18 PM »
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2017, 04:18:42 AM »
I want to adopt that kid. She is precious......and obviously quite precocious.


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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2017, 08:30:19 AM »
I want to adopt that kid. She is precious......and obviously quite precocious.

And she is so obviously not just parroting something she learned by rote. How much she actually understsnds . . .

Hope she plays with dolls as well.

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2017, 01:41:03 PM »
Just leaving this here. :grin:

http://www.brainfacts.org/
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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2017, 02:17:40 PM »
Just leaving this here. :grin:

http://www.brainfacts.org/

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« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2017, 11:07:41 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?

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Re: All things brain...
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2017, 07:57:36 AM »
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?

Certainly heard of
, to use that unPC term "idiot savants" who have had a nstural flair to learn music and an kndtrument but I think even they needed some period of familiarisstion.

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.
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