The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 5

Unusually Wired: Human Brains are Attuned to Appreciate Musical Pitch

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Jun 1, 2020

In this month’s episode, we learn that human brains differentiate musical pitch a way that macaque monkeys do not. In fact, speech and music shaped the human brain’s hearing circuits. Researchers are studying these circuits with an eye on developing treatments for neurological disorders. Kathryn Loydall from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Bevil Conway, an Investigator at the NIH's National Eye Institute, to learn more.

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