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Journeys In Sound

Cheesecake for the Mind

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on 6 MusicLatest broadcast: on 6 Music

Available for 3 months

Music resonates, creates community and connects us to ourselves and others - firing up synapses, moving our bodies and stimulating our souls. It also transports us. But what effect do certain kinds of music have on people’s mood and well-being?

In this three part series Nemone combines her roles of 6 Music DJ and integrative psychotherapist to take us on a journey to find out how music really affects us.

Taking psychologist Steven Pinker’s description as music being “cheesecake for the mind” as her starting point Nemone gains insights from award-winning neuroscientist Dr Daniel Levitin and psychologist Dr Victoria Williamson, both specialists in the study of how music is processed by our brains and the ways in which it impacts our behaviour.

Nemone also sets out to answer a question posed by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.

Featuring music from Luke Vibert, Stevie Wonder, The Fall, The Beastie Boys, Made Kuti, James Brown, Khruangbin, Max Cooper, Ellen Alien and The O'Jays. Show less

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