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Touch at A Distance: Language, Music, Sound

Sound is kind of touch at a distance.

- Anne Fernald -

Touch at A Distance: Language, Music, Sound

This 2007 Radiolab episode takes the listener, "on a tour of language, music, and the properties of sound. We look at what sound does to our bodies, our brains, our feelings and we go back to the reason we at Radiolab tell you stories the way we do. First, we look at Diana Deutsch's work on language and music, and how certain languages seem to promote musicality in humans. Then we meet Psychologist Anne Fernald and listen to parents as they talk to their babies across languages and cultures. Last, we go to 1913 Paris and sneak into the premiere of Igor Stravinskys score of The Rite of Spring..." Read the transcript or better yet, listen to the full episode here. { read more }

Be The Change

As you go through the day, notice the different sounds that are touching you at a distance.


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