Dopamine, Alzheimer, Seth Lugo discussed on This American Life


At right now that the brain and music it's a very exciting moment because we do have the opportunity with many of these imaging approaches to see what's happening in the brain of a performer or listen are we already have some idea what happens when you're listening to a piece of music that particularly moves you you maybe you can get the chills what's going on in your brain while you're actually lighting up dopamine in your ventral stri aid on which is pretty interesting as it is an indication of what that very powerful emotion is represented by inroad transmitter land that kind of thing we couldn't have said until recently for me it's both a basic science opportunity to use what we're learning about how music affects the brain to understand the brain better but it's also got this therapeutic implication music therapy can be incredibly powerful for people kids with autism adults with alzheimer's and everything in between but we don't really understand most of the time how it works we can give this field a stronger scientific base in it can be even better i'm going to ask you now to engage in something therapy to treat people who were perhaps not suffering from some of the elements you've described but a friday afternoon driving home is pretty rough also so i'm wondering if if the two of you could form a forests song from you tell us a bit about what you play well this is a a song i'm actually performing tonight with orchestra and this is the water is why limit one it's a uk song that came to the appalachian mountains in his been really loved in adopted by us as well oh ooh is again seth lugo no ooh two in the oh ooh long zero ooh mm it is me oh jeez alot g the the nonstop ooh oh god as long as why bravo renee fleming and dr francis collins of the national institutes of health thank you bush who much thank you thanks robert and you can listen to that performance.

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