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Music and Emotions
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stressed, neurotransmitters, Mozart, morning, 12, patterns, basilar, high, motor, timeless, dopamine, advertisers, romantic, think, analytical, candy, message, sex, rational, emotions, disturbance, air, 30, tonotopic, buy, 4000, melts
music's influence on us
the poetry of the       
can move your                 
music can manipulate us
                       know this
to persuade us to        something
e.g. a high end watch
            , Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
reinforces the               , that this watch is a classic
it's                  like Mozart's music
certain music works better at different times
Bach and Handel
usually get played in the               
Bach BWV 578
bad choice
makes your mind            rather than melt
encourages                      thinking
Puccini, "O mio babbino caro"
good choice
           your emotions
definition of music
the                  organization of sounds and silences passing through time
any sound is a                        of the atmosphere
sound waves are simply differing air pressures
large sound waves generate low pitches
small sound waves generate          pitches
low note on piano
string vibrates about      times per second
literally      feet long as it goes through the atmosphere
high note on piano
string vibrates about          times per second
results in sound waves coming in regular                 
sound waves of different length enter ear and are converted to electrochemical impulses
the                membrane is tonotopic [toh-noh-TAH-pic], each of the many cilia responds to one frequency
sound is then processed in the brain, it too,                   , neurons responding only to certain frequencies
if you are playing music, the sounds need to be coordinated to            control of playing the instrument
another part of the brain is responsible for how we feel about the music
music can excite us for sports or can calm us down when                 
                                   are stimulated
excite neighboring cells which release chemicals such as                  and glutamates which are responsible for our emotions
music can have the same effect of other euphoria-inducing stimuli such as food,        and drugs
music is like            the mind


tonotopy, n. [toh-NAH-toh-pee] the spatial arrangement of where sounds of different frequency are processed in the brain  "The basilar membrane is tonotopic [toh-noh-TAH-pic], each of the many cilia responds to one frequency."
Popular and Classical Music Compared
Music and Emotions