My new Discover brain column: Music and the brain

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When it rains it pours. A bunch of stories I’ve been working on for a while have all surfaced over the past week. Here’s the very last…for now: my new Discover brain columnmy new Discover brain columnmy new Discover brain column. The topic is music. What is it? What is it for, if anything?

I’ve long been interested in music and the brain for some time, along with the study of the evolution of music. Over the summer, at a meeting called SciFoo, I got to hear an excellent talk by Aniruddh Patel of the Neuroscience Institute, which finally spurred me to write something. If my column piques your interest, Patel’s web site has lots more to read.

And if you haven’t met one of his favorite subjects, Snowball…well, here he is: