TITLE: Why Do Listeners Enjoy Music That Makes Them Weep?
SPEAKER: David Huron
EVENT DATE: 02/26/2010
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
Music-induced weeping represents one of the most powerful and potentially sublime experiences available to human listeners. Modern neuroscience provides helpful insights into music-induced weeping, how sounds can evoke sadness or grief, and why such sounds might lead to "a good cry."
Speaker Biography: Prof. David Huron is head of the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory for Ohio State University.
SERIES: Music and the Brain