Tehran (ISNA) – Recent studies, have unexpectedly uncovered no specialized brain center for music. Rather music engages many areas distributed throughout the brain. Bijan Norouz, physicist, Musician and player, believes that this reveals how innate the music can be.
In an interview with ISNA News, Bijan Norouz the CEO of one of an active startup company working in the field of astronomical and scientific music, mentioned specifically, “Music surrounds us and we wouldn’t have it any other way”.
He said, “An exhilarating orchestral crescendo can bring tears to our eyes and send shivers down our spines. Background swells add emotive punch to movies and TV shows”.
By mentioning that the human fondness toward music has deep roots in his/her body, he continued, “More than 30,000 years ago early humans were already playing bone flutes, percussive instruments and jaw harps and all known societies throughout the world have had music. Indeed, our appreciation appears to be innate”.
“Infants as young as two months will turn toward consonant or pleasant sounds and away from dissonant ones. This is another sign for considering music as an innate factor. So Why is music-universally beloved and uniquely powerful in its ability to wring emotions-so pervasive and important to us? This is a question for which the Neuroscientists don’t yet have the ultimate answers. But in recent years we have begun to gain a firmer understanding of where and how music is processed in the brain, which should lay a foundation for answering evolutionary questions.”
He added, “Studies of patients with brain injuries and imaging of healthy individuals have unexpectedly uncovered no specialized brain center for music. Rather music engages many areas distributed throughout the brain, including those that are usually involved in other kinds of cognition”.
The researcher in the field of scientific music by mentioning that the active areas vary with the person’s individual experiences and musical training, said, “The ear has the fewest sensory cells of any sensory organ–3,500 inner hair cells occupy the ear versus 100 million photoreceptors in the eye. Yet our mental response to music is remarkably adaptable; even a little study can retune the way the brain handles musical inputs”.