Music is an individualistic experience but our brains track music in a consistent way

Interview with Dan Abrams (Stanford University), first author of the EJN article “Inter-subject synchronization of brain responses during natural music listening” published in EJN in issue 37-9, in May 2013.

The study was funded in part by the Orion Code as part of their science sponsoring program for 2013.

Music is an individualistic experience, but in this study, Dan Abrams et al.  found that different people’s brains track music in a consistent way in several key regions, including not only auditory regions of the superior temporal cortex, but also regions involved in movement planning, and memory and attention.

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