I’m not terribly surprised to learn that the brain will process music and language in similar ways… Intuitively, I’ve always had this notion that both work by structure, pattern, rhythm, repetition, juxtaposition, combination of sounds, expression and codification of meaning…
This very interesting article by George Tsoulas for Conversation, offers a clear explanation and an overview of the current studies on the subjects – together with a few good links.
So it would seem that, after all, music is a different language. Or perhaps every language is a different music?
- The Psychology of Music: Why Mood and Memory Matter (shutterstock.com)
- Study shows musical rhythm discrimination related to language skills (examiner.com)
Davide Mana said:
And I highly recommend “The Singing Neanderthals”, a beautiful book on the subject of music, language and intelligence. It is also available in Italian.
la Clarina said:
Oh, very interesting.
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