"Michael Firman" wrote: > Per, > > I think you have hit on something here. People listen (remember) music > not just as > "data" (i.e. the notes, rhythm, texture, etc.) but as a whole > collection of things (thoughts, > feelings, the ambience of the place and situation, etc.). Our memory is > associative, that > is, we store the information about events in various location of our > brain. Those locations > have different functions (some areas are pure data storage while others > control emotions). > We formulate our opinions about pieces of music by our feelings at the > time (or times) we > hear them as well as by the actual musical form. Wasn't this called "psychoacoustics" in the 80's??