On Music And Emotion

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 @ 11:02 a.m. / Music

Musicians pack all kinds of emotion into a song when they compose or perform it. As a listener, you unpack those emotions and sort through them. How does this work, and what's the science behind it? 

Why does music provoke emotion?


A well-crafted piece of music can bring us to incredible highs and crushing lows, sometimes within the same song. Why does music affect humans this way? Join Chuck, Josh and special guest cellist Ben Sollee as they get to the bottom of music and emotion.

Thanks to listener Peter for sending this our way.