An Orchestra "Performs" John Cage's 4'33"
Has the audience gone mad? I personally think this performance deserves the same volume of applause as it puts out, but if you're into this sort of thing you'll want to checkout the 4'33" app
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Great Art, Music and Math All Related
From University College London:
Euler's identity, shown right, is considered one of the best examples of mathematical beauty.
People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty.
There are many different sources of beauty - a beautiful face, a picturesque landscape, a great symphony are all examples of beauty derived from sensory experiences. But there are other, highly intellectual sources of beauty. Mathematicians often describe mathematical formulae in emotive terms and the experience of mathematical beauty has often been compared by them to the experience of beauty derived from the greatest art.
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Darkness Improves Hearing?
Scientists in the journal Neuron have found a way to boost the hearing in mice simply by keeping them in the dark for a week.
This temporary loss of visual input seems to trigger favorable changes in areas of the brain that process auditory information...
The study builds on research showing that people who are blind from birth can often do remarkable things with their other senses. "Blind people seem to have supernormal abilities in the auditory domain," Kanold says. "They are better in discriminating different frequencies or discriminating sound locations.
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