What’s been happening in the arts this week? As part of our blog series, Pick of the Week, we’ve picked our favourite stories, interesting exhibitions and most thought-provoking debates we’ve seen and heard this week.
With the help of an fMRI machine, neuroscientists at MIT have discovered a group of brain cells in the auditory cortex which respond specifically to music. Maybe music really is hardwired into us?
Inspired by this very moving article, Lawrence Kramer asks why we tend to be reluctant to capture musical experience with words. And when we do, can it help us not only to make sense of the music itself, but also our own lives?
We’re finishing this week with a bit of light relief. This is a rather addictive little game from the V&A where you can design your own 18th century wig. Here’s one of our more modest constructions…