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12

Math, Music, and the Mind

Lecture no. 12 from the course: How Music and Mathematics Relate

Math, Music, and the Mind

Taught by Professor David Kung | 48 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Conclude with an eight-part finale, in which you range widely through the territory that connects mathematics, music, and the mind. Among the questions you address: What happens in the brain of an infant exposed to music? Why do child prodigies often excel in the areas of math, music, or chess? And how do creativity, abstraction, and beauty unite music and mathematics, despite being on opposite ends of the arts and sciences?

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l********m
November 12, 2017
Loved these lectures. Even though sometimes it just scratches the surface of the relationship between math and music, it brings a new horizon on this matter for those who, like myself, haven't previous opportunity to learn about it. Thanks a lot!!!

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j********m
October 30, 2017
Would have given 5 stars but would have like one of the lectures to focus on harmony and chords. Chords are mentioned only briefly but as a guitarist I would have liked to have heard more about how chords are created and the math behind them.

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c********m
October 7, 2017
Such a great course for one of the most interesting topics out there!

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