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To Be Musical

To Be Musical (Eleanor Roosevelt College, UCSD). Don't miss this fascinating series examining exactly what it is that makes music, musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. Presented by Eleanor Roosevelt College, UCSD.

Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch and Other Curiosities with Diana Deutsch. Diana Deutsch, Professor of Psychology at UC San Diego, presents several musical illusions that she has discovered, showing that people can differ strikingly in the way they hear simple musical patterns. She also explains why perfect pitch is rare in most populations, but not among speakers of tonal languages, such as Mandarin.

Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch and Other Curiosities with Diana Deutsch


Go to the Series Home or watch other lectures:

1. On the Bridge: The Beginnings of Contemporary Percussion Music with Steven Schick
2. Why Music with David Borgo
3. Craft and Tools in Late Beethoven with Aleck Karis
4. How the West Rejected "Nice" Music a Century Ago with Steven Cassedy
5. Utterance, Ritual, Expression: Why Singing Makes Us Human with Susan Narucki
6. Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch and Other Curiosities with Diana Deutsch