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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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n********m
April 8, 2018

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r********m
April 7, 2018
I am learning my first musical instrument and have no higher a math education than high school, and that was almost half a century ago. Dr. Kung explains the concepts in such a way that I was able to follow almost every one. Some of his explanations added in the "missing pieces" between my knowledge and what my instructor has not been able to get across to me, producing many "Ah ha!" moments for me. I will be a better student after watching this. I wish I had seen this years ago and I envy all of his students. And I wish this course was longer. :-)

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s********m
January 30, 2018

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