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It may have been, but these ideas came from an article I recently
read about memory (on slate, called "The Science of Eternal Sunshine"
http://slate.msn.com/id/2097502/ ).

On Dec 4, 2004, at 1:02 PM, David Kirkdorffer wrote:

> "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??
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