Music Cognition Digest

Roger Dumas Music cognition seems to be a hot topic these days. My browser is constantly bringing me fantastic discoveries, like “Music makes you smart!” and “Play music from your brain, in your sleep! Respectable science journals publish articles about how music training increases blood flow in the human brain and how simply listening to music can improve memory. My treasured ...
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Learning to Listen to The Doors

Roger Dumas Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore released “The Doors” in January of 1967. The LP might not have changed my life if, at the time, I had just listened a little closer… I was turning 16. The only thing I wanted for my birthday was this band’s debut psychedelic rock LP, although I had only ever heard the edited version of “Light My Fire” on...
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Learning to Listen to The Doors

Roger Dumas Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore released “The Doors” in January of 1967. The LP might not have changed my life if, at the time, I had just listened a little closer… I was turning 16. The only thing I wanted for my birthday was this band’s debut psychedelic rock LP, although I had only ever heard the edited version of “Light My Fire” on...
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