The Science of Song

Jun 10, 2011

Have you ever heard a tune on the radio that brought back a flood of memories? Or perhaps listened to an opera aria, and even though you didn't understand a word of the Italian, knew precisely what emotions the character was experiencing? In her book The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song, Elena Mannes looks at Music's strong connection to our bodies and brains, and says researchers and scientists are just scratching the surface of music's potential. Elena Mannes will be in Connecticut for a book reading this weekend.