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Music as a Chariot Post Publication Research

Welcome to a general area of my website devoted to research I have uncovered since the publication of my book. I've organized the research according to the general chapter to which it relates, and have included an area for more general discussion. The good news, is that I have not really found any new research over the years that would contradict the book's essential thesis, that theatre is a type of music governed by the four equations:

Music = Time Manipulated

Song = Music + Idea

Theatre = Song + Mimesis

Nevertheless, the march of discovery goes on, and these pages are filled with fascinating new research that helps to more fully uncover the mysteries of our attraction to music and theatre. Enjoy!

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Change your brain

Thanks to Amber Wolf for suggesting Neuroscientist Andrew Huberman's visit to the Rich Roll podcast to discuss neuroplasticity, the relationship between acetylcholine, norepinephrine, serotonin and do

Rhythm and Color

Thanks to Sinhong Park for sharing this fascinating video that relates our propensity for rhythm in chapter 6 to our propensity for color in chapter 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiNKlhspdKg.

How do we make all those colors with our mouths?

In chapter 5 we encounter the incredible case of the descending larynx. This marvelous evolutionary adaptation allows us a much greater variety of mouth sounds. Now Tori Bloom sends us an internet mod

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