Sunday, June 6, 2010
Paniruddh Patel on Music and the Brain
interview with Aniruddh Patel in the NYT. Patel, senior fellow at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego and author of Music, Language, and the Brain, tells Claudia Dreifus how he went from studying ants with E.O. Wilson to music neuroscience. There's a brief but evocative discussion of the evolutionary roots of human musicality and of some new clinical applications for stroke victims. Best of all though, is the link to the YouTube video of Snowball, the dancing Cockatoo. If you haven't already seen it, you must.