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The Music Instinct: Science and Song
The Music Instinct Science and Song
Actors: Audra McDonald, Bobby McFerrin, Daniel Levitin
Director: Elena Mannes
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2009     2hr 0min

The power of music: THE MUSIC INSTINCT: SCIENCE AND SONG provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This ...  more »


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Actors: Audra McDonald, Bobby McFerrin, Daniel Levitin
Director: Elena Mannes
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Television, Science & Technology
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/21/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Those of us obsessed with Music, are not surprised by the br
operamarty | 07/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recorded this recently from PBS on my DVR and was spellbound from beginning to end. In summation, I wasn't too surprised at the science of the brain discovered in live MRI's of listening and performing music - because music is my air and I must have it in my life all the time. This is a comprehensive look at how the brain reacts in performance, just listening, atonal music, the sensory reactions from person to person, instrument, voices to others - the mic and camera into the uterus of a pregnant woman showing the baby smiling and hearing the music - all subjects confirming what we music makers have always believed - we are hardwired to appreciate and perform music with the cortex of the brain showing white hot light in the MRI - the brain on music. Very exciting program and all the more sad and depressing when it also shows the importance to our childrens' education in all subjects when they learn to play music before the age of 10 and we have cut music and art as non essential subjects. This should be seen by all educators and send a copy to your representative and senator and demand music education be returned to our schools. More important, if you have a young child, prekindergarten age - get them lessons to play an nstrument, sing and learn to read music. It will give them discipline and a distinct edge in their learning - throughout their lives. Music can heal and the images of the brain on music certainly shows its power.
This DVD belongs in any music lover's collection - it proves what we musicians have always known and wish others understood. Great production!!!"
lifelearner | 07/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recently saw this on PBS and immediately started searching for the DVD. Very convincing neurobiological argument for the significance of music as inherent to humanity. The program demonstrates that in a real sense WE ARE MUSIC! I just got DVD in mail today and can't wait to watch it again! BUY IT!"
Excellent variety
S. Jones | Central IL | 10/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Terrific documentary validating what many of us believed, and now scientifically know about the power of music and the brain."