15. March 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

“We’ve found that by playing music — an action thought of as a function of the neocortex — a person may actually be tuning the brainstem,” says Kraus. “This suggests that the relationship between the brainstem and neocortex is a dynamic and reciprocal one and tells us that our basic sensory circuitry is more malleable than we previously thought.”

RTW here.

I found this via Jason Heath’s blog entry. He found it via a new site to me.

I’m feeling so very smart. Or at least I’m thinking my brain stem is happy. Or something.

Right now I’m sitting in a San Mateo coffeeshop; I have “Kiddie Concerts” up here, and to make sure I knew where I was going and would land a parking space, I came directly from dropping Jameson off at school. I thought I’d have an hour or more to “waste” before driving to the venue. Traffic. Sigh. I’m glad I left early, but I’ll bet if I’d waited 30 minutes I would have avoided the ReallyAwfulTraffic (RAT)™

Yesterday’s rehearsals went well, but I had forgotten about the a couple of the movements of Copland; they can be “interesting” to put together. Counting. It’s what’s for dinner.

Or something like that.
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