Music touches nearly every part of our lives. On this episode, we explore the science and power of music — what does research tell us about this emotionally moving force? Can scientists tap into our love for music to help us lead better lives? We’ll meet musicians who use their skills to overcome their illnesses, hear about music’s role in torture, and examine if birdsong really counts as music.
Also heard on this week’s show:
- Folk musician Sam Baker talks about finding healing in music
Jonathan Pieslak discusses how music was used during interrogations in the Iraq War
- Audiologist Charles Limb makes a case for restoring music as part of restoring hearing
- A music app called ReLoad helps people who have lost legs adjust their gait
- Jonathan Powles explores the relationship between music and physics