The Music Instinct: Science and Song

2009, TV Show

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Premiered: June 24, 2009
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: An exploration of the music-mind interaction that delves into the neuroscience of how melodies and rhythms affect and influence the brain, featuring jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie and rockers Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley. Included: the link between the brain's auditory and motor regions, which can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease and stroke patients. McFerrin and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin host.

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