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The Neuroscience of Music

The Neuroscience of Music

Term
Online
Subject Area
Course Number
NEUR 160 620
Course Code
NEUR160620
Course Key
68180
Instructor
Primary Program
Course Note
Special session: 10/29/2020 to 12/22/2020
Course Description
Music is a biological mystery: a ubiquitous human behavior with no obvious value for survival. Why do all human cultures have music? What accounts for the common threads running through the world’s music? We look for answers by looking at the auditory system: the ear and especially the brain, in humans and in animals. Topics like musical universals, consonance and dissonance, scale structure, music, and emotion, music theory, talent, and improvisation are greatly illuminated by thinking about their neurobiological foundations.You have the option to enroll in this individual course without committing to the entire Certificate in Neuroscience, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests. 
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