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1 Tambourines Phonemes & Dopamine Music, Language, and the Brain Presented by Shirl Terrell Produced by Francis Choy

2 Our Roles TappersSnappersClappers

3 THEORYFUN

4 I come home in the morning light My mother says when you gonna live your live right Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones And DE, they want to have fun Oh DE, just want to have fun

5 The phone rings in the middle of the night My father yells what you gonna do with your life Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one But DE they want to have fun Oh DE they want to have

6 That’s all they really want Some fun When the working day is done Oh DE they want to have fun

7 Some boys take a beautiful girl And hide her away from the rest of the world I want to be the one to walk in the sun Oh DE they want to have fun Oh DE they want to have

8 That’s all they really want Some fun When the working day is done DE girls – they want to have fun Oh DE Boys just want to have fun They want to have fun They want to have fun... Lyrics: Robert Hazard Sung by Cyndi Lauper

9 KOUYOU AFRICAN MEDICINE DANCE Horns, drums, sticks, handclapping, tambourines

10 Tribal Dance

11 Tactus Level of temporal organization – regular and periodic Range coincides with moderate walking pace, human heartbeat, rate of jaw movement in chewing, infant sucking reflex

12 Ravi Shankar Raga Jogeshwari for sitar and tabla

13 Steven Pinker Evolutionary psychologist, Harvard professor, student of world-renowned linguist Noam Chomsky Evolutionary psychologist, Harvard professor, student of world-renowned linguist Noam Chomsky The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language How the Mind Works How the Mind Works The Blank Slate The Blank Slate

14 “Music is auditory cheesecake.” Music is biologically useless. Compared with language, vision, social reasoning and physical know-how, music could vanish from our species and the rest of our lifestyle would be virtually unchanged.

15 Steven Mithen Reading University archaeologist The Singing Neanderthals: the origin of music, language, mind, and body

16 Music’s evolution holds the key to language Music making is a universal human feature

17 Brain 100 Billion Nerve Cells Trillion neural networks

18 No single language or music center Bilateralization – processing in both hemispheres of brain

19 All babies are born “citizens of the world” – can learn any language perfectly and have an innate capacity to learn any of world’s musics

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21 Dopamine – neurotransmitter linked to pleasure, emotions, movement, and addictions

22 Emotions Emotion: A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort; often accompanied by physiological changes

23 Basic Emotions HappinessSurpriseSadnessAngerFearDisgust

24 Your Music What is one of your favorite pieces of music? What about that music appeals to you? What emotions does it invoke, if any?

25 Music Clips Imagine ~ John Lennon

26 Music Clips My War ~ Black Flag

27 Brainstorming Emotions this music evokes Subjects you could teach using this clip Ways to get your students involved

28 Music Clips ~ Elvis

29 Music Clips ~ Bauhaus

30 Music Clips ~ Schumann

31 Music Clips ~ Copland

32 Music Clips How Can I Keep from Singing ~ Enya ~ Enya

33 Habituation Brain is interested only in change Longer neurons stimulated, less they respond Without constant renewal of sound or attention to sound, we deafen to it

34 Earworm - Ohrwurm Song stuck in the head syndrome Neural circuits representing the song get stuck in playback mode

35 The important thing is not, “is it good music, but what is the music good for?” - Folksinger Pete Seeger “Richard Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” –Mark Twain

36 Group Music Making Molds minds and bodies in shared emotional state Increases ability to cooperate with others Releases hormone “oxytocin”, loosens synaptic connections where prior knowledge held, clears path for acquisition of new understanding through behavioral actions shared by others

37 Circle Music as cultural expression Brain as it processes music and language Music as means of expressing emotions Music making in a group setting Cultural expression Bonding Music and Language In Brain Music to express emotions Music making In groups

38 CELEBRATE Kool and the Gang accompanied by The DE Gang


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