THE AMAZING NEUROSCIENCE OF DRUMMERS
When playing the drums your arms and ears pose to the rhythm and these actions light up regions of neural connections. When you start moving to the beat your motor cortex begins to activate and results in stronger connection to the brain that eventually leads to increases in skills like good timing. Essentially, this video suggests that drummers have fundamentally different brains than the rest of us.
John Mayer on Playing With Dead & Company: 'It's Like Catching Air
During an hour-long conversation, Mayer recalled his earliest impressions of the Dead as a high-school student; his subsequent, obsessive immersion in the music and culture; the weight and honor of his role in the new band, in the spot and spirit established by the Dead's late singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia; and his hopes for Dead & Company as a continuing enterprise, on stage and possibly in the studio.
100 Years Ago, Artists Were Asked to Depict the Year 2000
En L’An 2000 was a series of French images created in 1899 by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists that imagined what life would be like in the year 2000. They were first produced as paper card inserts in cigarette and cigar boxes and later as postcards. There are at least 87 known cards and they only came to light decades later when science-fiction author Isaac Asimov chanced upon them in 1986.
Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off
Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose — including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. Today, that power is finally starting to be better leveraged thanks to the evolution of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT): the therapeutic application of musical components to address cognitive, sensory and motor dysfunctions