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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Bach produced such a tremendous quantity of music. Just his Brandenburg Concerto is extensive.
    I wonder if you meant 'quantity' or 'quality'. Much of his music is simply sublime----which means something beyond the merely 'beautiful'. And the Brandenburg Concertos would be an example of that. The piece Ian linked to above is also of that category. I listened to the whole thing in a state of rapture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I wonder if you meant 'quantity' or 'quality'. Much of his music is simply sublime----which means something beyond the merely 'beautiful'. And the Brandenburg Concertos would be an example of that. The piece Ian linked to above is also of that category. I listened to the whole thing in a state of rapture.
    They play that every once in a while on the classical station here. Once I only caught part of it, so I went to youtube to hear the whole thing. It's one you don't really hear about; it just sits there, quietly waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Well, not quite. But scientists are interested in what is going on in a crocodile's brain when they are exposed to the complex music of Johann Sebastian Bach:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0503101732.htm

    Not even sure WHY, but I find this kind of stuff interesting!
    How do you put a crocodile into an MRI machine?


    very carefully!

    this is interesting:

    They were thus able to determine that complex stimuli triggered activation patterns in the crocodile's brain that are similar to those in birds and mammals -- a deep insight into evolution.
    Even crocodiles react to classical music. What do we make of that, I wonder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How do you put a crocodile into an MRI machine?


    very carefully!

    this is interesting:



    Even crocodiles react to classical music. What do we make of that, I wonder?
    I know, right? I suppose they should also try this with, say, turtles, just to verify that it has the same effect in other reptiles; and then see if it has any similar effect on amphibians, like salamanders or toads......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I know, right? I suppose they should also try this with, say, turtles, just to verify that it has the same effect in other reptiles; and then see if it has any similar effect on amphibians, like salamanders or toads......
    The zoo at the last city I lived in had an MRI for large animals complete with hold-downs and such. A couple of times it has been rented by our health service to scan patients who were, let's say on the larger size and couldn't fit into the built for people MRIs.

    I figure it would be pretty embarrassing to tell people "I'm going to the zoo for an MRI".
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    There's also the hoary old argument as to whether plants grow better if exposed to classical (vs rock!) music.......Was that rancorous debate ever settled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I wonder if you meant 'quantity' or 'quality'. Much of his music is simply sublime----which means something beyond the merely 'beautiful'. And the Brandenburg Concertos would be an example of that. The piece Ian linked to above is also of that category. I listened to the whole thing in a state of rapture.
    Both.

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