Music !!

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    Hi all,

    Something for the " music " thread.

    Love for music begins in the womb,

    Babies are capable to remerber pieces of music which they heard when
    sitting in the womb even as twelve month after birth.
    That reveils a Brittish inquery.
    Music stimulates during the last three month of the pregnancy the development
    of the memory for simple events.
    Alexandra Lamont, docente psychology at Leicester University, asked a group
    of pregnant woman to play their favorite music during half a hour when relaxing.
    More than twelve months after the birth of their child, the test was conducted
    if the babies like the same piece of music.

    Lamont checked how long the babies looked at the source of the music_ a
    loud- speaker placed beside a flash- light.
    If their favorite music was playing, the babies looked longer at the source.
    This in contrast when they played other tunes.

    My comments,

    Philip Jonkers, wrote on 9 July, the taste of music of generations cannot
    be explained genetically.
    After reading the above article, I think we must adjust our views, and regard
    the possibility that it does.
    Of course, the gap between generations is nowadays very slim, so I exept
    that the taste of music is not that different.
    And for all what matters, it would explain why classical music is not so
    popular anymore...

    Vincent Campbell wrote on 11 July,
    Are we not looking at an area where perhaps there's a tug of war for
    dominance between genes and memes,..

    After reading the above article I kind agree, and I think, in a sense memes
    won the battle. The taste of music of generations seems to be genetically
    inheritable, but the kind of music ( classical or pop) is memetical determined.

    Best regard to all,


    ( I am, because we are) surely a piece of art

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