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Press Release 09-208

"The Music Instinct" Wins International Recognition

Documentary on the science of music collects top prize at science film festival in Paris

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Photo of musician Bobby McFerrin.

Bobby McFerrin performs an improvisation to demonstrate that basic elements of music--pitch, tempo, rhythm and melody--create specific reactions in our brains.

Credit: Trix Rosen Photography

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"The Music Instinct" brings together neuroscientists and musicians to explore the science of music.

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