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Musical Brain, The 1x50

The power of music and its effect on the human mind is a fascinating topic for neuroscientists exploring the gateway to the mysteries of the brain. This documentary illuminates how the brain uses music to shape the human experience. Featuring insights from Grammy Award-winning musicians Sting, Wyclef Jean, Michael Buble and four-time Grammy nominee Feist, this riveting documentary reveals how music is interpreted by those who create it and those who listen to it.

Using the research findings of leading medical experts, including Dr. Daniel Levitin, the documentary examines the physical, psychological and emotional responses to music through a variety of tests on children and adults. Inspired by Dr. Daniel Levitin’s book, Sting puts his own musical mind to the test when he enters an fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine to have his brain scanned. Using state-of-the-art technology, the film demonstrates how Sting responds to various types of music — complex and simple — and what his musical brain reveals about him.