Was the "maybe know" slip on purpose? If so NICE, if not... NICE! ;) Anyway, this idea of "gestalt" is very commonly accepted in the world of visual arts and design, so I think it's certain that it translates to music. Humans look for patterns. There's no doubt in my mind. Visual, aural... in everything. Does it have anything to do with the construction of our headmeat? Of course it does. We're software running on dedicated hardware all made by the same manufacturer. I feel that in our case new apps loaded actually have the ability to alter our hardware... within reason. No amount of culture or education is going to make me look at this : : and not "see" a square although no lines are present. That type of thing is in our core program, IMO, and that's why music so easily crosses cultural boundaries like no other form of communication. I can sit and listen to non lyrical music from Bulgaria or Bali or Boston and still "get it." --- "loop.pool" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: It is an interesting, the Jungian notion of synchronicity: I think it is a particularly human perception. Because, according to the binary/synaptic model of human perception, we try to see patterning in our attempts to survive and live in the world and because we imbue those patterns with significance, we have a tendency to align percieved patterns together and they line up with each other (the Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd's "The Wall".................Ted and Jeff's improvisations with the premade video animations of David Tristram from the other evening). Does it mean that outside of human perception that there is a connection between the two. Maybe yes, maybe know.