Functional anatomy of musical processing in listeners with absolute pitch and relative pitch

Abstract We used both structural and functional brain imaging techniques to investigate the neural basis of absolute pitch (AP), a specialized skill present in some musicians. By using positron emission tomography, we measured cerebral blood flow during the presentation of musical tones to AP possessors and to control musicians without AP. Listening to musical tones … Read more

Robert Connolly’s PLANT BAND – Musical Plants – Healing Field — Plants connected to midi synths, playing tones in response to stimulation by crystal singing bowl, being watered, other plants, etc.

Can plants sense the presence of humans? Can they communicate with other plants, animals or humans? In this video, Robert W Connolly conducts Robert’s Plant Band, a quartet of musical plants using a quartz crystal singing bowl. This process is documented in – The Healing Field, – – a feature film about healing with … Read more

Colored Shadows, a sensory perception – GOETHE

Using Goethe’s Theory of Colors (Zur Farbenlehre) as a point of departure, LIGHT, DARKNESS, AND COLOURS takes us on a fascinating journey through the universe of colors. In 1704 Sir Isaac Newton published “Light and Refraction,” his study of the interactions between sunlight and prisms. Newton was, as a good scientist, intent on achieving objectivity, … Read more

Dichotomy and perceptual distortions in absolute pitch ability

Abstract   Absolute pitch (AP) is the rare ability to identify the pitch of a tone without the aid of a reference tone. Understanding both the nature and genesis of AP can provide insights into neuroplasticity in the auditory system. We explored factors that may influence the accuracy of pitch perception in AP subjects both … Read more

Alan Watt & Thomas Sheridan on the Music Industry & Culture Creation

The music industry is nothing like what is imagined (and pretended to) by the public.

From perception to pleasure: Music and its neural substrates

Abstract   Music has existed in human societies since prehistory, perhaps because it allows expression and regulation of emotion and evokes pleasure. In this review, we present findings from cognitive neuroscience that bear on the question of how we get from perception of sound patterns to pleasurable responses. First, we identify some of the auditory … Read more

Dr. Hans Utter Interview – “Music, Mind Control, and Psychobiology, Pt. 5” – #236 Gnostic Media

“We manipulate people like crazy. Every film composer mixes his experience with a talent for musical manipulation, then projects that Machiavellian power, gut to gut.” — Eddie Mason, Acoustical Society of America

Music-color associations are mediated by emotion

Abstract   Experimental evidence demonstrates robust cross-modal matches between music and colors that are mediated by emotional associations. US and Mexican participants chose colors that were most/least consistent with 18 selections of classical orchestral music by Bach, Mozart, and Brahms. In both cultures, faster music in the major mode produced color choices that were more … Read more

Alan Watt & Thomas Sheridan on the Music Industry & Culture Creation

The music industry is nothing like what is imagined (and pretended to) by the public.