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How Our Brains Interpret Sound

Check out this NPR interview with neuroscientist and author Nina Kraus.

"Music is really the jackpot if you think about the hearing brain. So the hearing brain engages how we think and feel, what we know, what we remember, how we move, how we interact with our other senses. So if, as a child, you know, you have made music and you have associated musical meaning with the ones you love and feeling safe, you're going to develop a nervous system that reflects that experience," Nina says in the interview.

Nina's book Of Sound Mind explores the impact that sound has on our brains. In it, she explores the healing power of music and how our brain reacts when we hear a bird sing or a chord play.

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