Inside Bach’s Brain: Your Frontal Lobe And Your Music
Imagine, for a moment, Bach’s brain. Long before there was jazz, musicians jammed. The pianist Keith Jarrett, whose recordings of Bach and Handel often come your way on NWPR, may be better known as a jazz keyboard player. He’s one of those who’ve played music in a Johns Hopkins University lab, wired by a scientist who studies what happens in the brain when master musicians improvise. What would Bach’s brain have revealed?