Posts Tagged ‘Daniel J. Levitin’

One More Time: Another Vivid Illustration That What There Is to Is, Isn’t Exactly What We Thought It Is

What you are seeing above is one of those optical demonstrations that shows us just how shaky is our hold on reality.
The graphic was apparently created by one Akikoshi Kitaoka and posted on his Buzzhunt blog. Then Richard Wiseman posted it on his blog. Which is where Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomy blogger in Discover Magazine, [...]

Unhappily, When This Talented Academician’s Dual Worlds of Art and Science Meet in His “Brain on Music” Book, the Bridge Often Seems to Be Out

I began reading neuro-musical polymath Daniel J. Levitin’s new book, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, with consideration anticipation. I mean, who can deny it . . . what an extraordinary phenomenon music is!
Some years ago, while living in a suburb of Denver, I remember being so affected by [...]