Tuesday, March 4, 2014

75 in Wanganui part 2

I forgot to tell you about the role playing. which was not very effective, as those who volunteered want the programme in their village or rest home. What was valuable was that none of the used the graphic that I had given them showing the brain when listening to music (entertainers) and when performing music.
The difference is MASSIVE.
One part of the brain lights up when listening to music and all seven parts of the brain light up when performing music.
I can't paste the graphic here, but the following tells you how the brain uses all seven areas when performing music:

Performing music: There are few activities that require more of the brain than performing music. It uses complex feedback systems that take in information, such as pitch and melody, through the auditory cortex, and allow the performer to adjust his, or her, playing (or singing).
1.    The visual cortex is activated by reading — or even imagining — a score;
2.    the parietal lobe is involved in a number of processes, including computation of vocal folds; (voice)
3.    the motor cortex helps control body movements;
4.    the sensory cortex is stimulated with each touch of the voice;
5.    the premotor area remains somewhat mysterious, but somehow helps perform movements in the correct order and time;
6.    the frontal lobe plans and coordinates the overall activity;
7.    and the cerebellum helps create smooth, integrated movements.
     By Steven Fick and Elizabeth Shilts

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