Re: Music !!

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 20:37:47 BST

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    Hi Philip,
    You wrote,

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Philip Jonkers <>
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    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,....

    Best regards,


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