Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id KAA13904 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Tue, 10 Jul 2001 10:48:39 +0100 Message-ID: <2D1C159B783DD211808A006008062D3101745F6E@inchna.stir.ac.uk> From: Vincent Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: Music !! Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 10:42:09 +0100 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21) Content-Type: text/plain X-Filter-Info: UoS MailScan 0.1 [D 1] Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raj Persaud is a high profile media doctor, currently appearing in a TV ad
promoting breast feeding. He may be an excellent medical researcher, but I
can't help but be suspicious of TV doctors.
Otherwise though, I take your points here Philip.
> From: Philip Jonkers
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> Subject: RE: Music !!
> > > Preference for classical music or pop has something to do
> > with
> > > the power of the brain.
> > > Says Dr. Raj Persaud of the Maudsley Hospital in London.
> > > Persaud established by patients with demention, by whom the power of
> > > the brain decreased that they bend their preference for classic to
> > pop.
> > > And not the other way round.
> > > In other words:- the appreciation of classical music demands more of
> > the
> > > brain.
> > >
> > > " You need more grey cells to appreciate classical music and not so
> > > much to appreciate popmusic; when you loose some grey cells, musical
> > > taste changes accordingly " says Persaud, who for his claim can
> > count
> > > upon the support of many other scientists.
> Quoting Vincent Campbell <email@example.com>:
> > Surely, that would imply that as you get significantly older, and lose
> > brain
> > cells, you'd become more and more interested in pop music- but
> > don't tastes
> > generally become more sophisticated with age?
> Regarding the first count: Not necessarily, the investigation
> Dr. Persaud was conducted (assuming Kenneth's source is credible)
> with people suffering from dementia. I agree with you, Vincent,
> that as you grow older your taste becomes more sophisticated
> (house becomes jazz, pop becomes classical etc.)
> provided your brain doesn't suffer to much damage along the way
> so this progressive degree of sophistication can indeed be
> implemented. Clearly things are different for demented people.
> Assuming that classical music demands more of the listener
> (emotionally, I would say) one cannot expect that people with
> demented brains can live up to that standard. The fact that
> demented people develop an inclination to prefer pop-music,
> a genre generally cherished by youngsters (like myself),
> might be crude evidence that their brains degenerate to
> levels similar as the immature brains of their
> grandchildren or even great-grandchildren.
> Philip Jonkers.
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