What goes on in your brain when you hear a new song? Is there a formula for what makes a perfect pop song? What's better, something brand new, or something familiar? It's nearly impossible to completely explain or understand why we like the music we like. But Susan Rogers, a music cognition expert and associate professor of music production and engineering at the Berklee College of Music, gets closer to making sense of it than we've heard before.
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside flyers that assume we have the means to acquire luxury items is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives. This week: thoughts on the intensity of online backlash.
United Way Mentoring Program: Melanie Thiel interviews Sarah Brelvi, Chief Professional Officer of United Way of NNJ about their free mentor training program beginning May 12, 2015 in Hackettstown, NJ. Information available at unitedwaynnj.org
Hunting Asteroids: Dr. Karl Hricko interviews Professor Irving Robbins from the college of Staten Island about searching for asteroids.
Barefoot Movement live on WNTI with the Dawnbird Melanie on April 23rd, 2015. What a great way to kick off a Thursday morning! Listen to the interview and performances using the media player below. For more information, visitbarefoot-movement.com.