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Glenn Wilson: The Power of Music

 Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in performance, Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony. Image credit: Derek Gleeson.

Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in performance, Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony. Image credit: Derek Gleeson.

How does music exert such extraordinary effects on our emotions? To what extent does it depend upon our nature (biological rhythms, instinctive reactions to certain sound patterns) and to what extent experience (e.g. conditioned associations, nostalgia)?

Glenn Wilson: The Power of Music from Gresham College on FORA.tv