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From: Philip Jonkers <P.A.E.Jonkers@phys.rug.nl>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 1:46 PM
> On music addressing intellectual functions:
> I would not say that classical music addresses more intellectual
> functions of the brain. Rather, classical music demands more
> of the emotional sensitivity of the brain. Intellectuals like
> classical music because typically they are sensitive. I
> sense a strong correlation here.
<< I think that the memetic expose by popmusic is more ' direct ', the
tune and melody are in a way specialy designed.
The sensitivity where you talked about is than ' personal ', other memes
and memeplexes ( and genes too) guide our musical tastes.
> To become sufficiently sensitive to the subtle and sophisticated
> structure of classical music might require repeated exposure
> (training, as you put it) if one is used to hearing music of
> the opposite nature, such as heavy metal, techno and stuff
> like that. So on the contrary, I would not say classical music
> less emotional, rather it's more subtle than other popular
> musics possibly requiring high degrees of memetic exposure.
<< Popular music works in a way more with memetic hooks and tricks.
A " catchy " melody does more than 10 exposures do together.
Ans people suffering from dementia become more sensitive !?
Strange though, I always thought that those people ' forget ' a lot of
stuffe, including being sensitive about something I presume.
I can 't grasp the notion of sensitivity and the lack of ' remembering '
very first lessons of personal hygiene by some of those suffering from
dementia. I don 't see the connection,....
( I am, because we are)
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