Aphasia and Music

Aphasia is a word that is typically associated with a collection of symptoms that a person may experience after a blood clot or stroke has affected a certain part of the brain.  In general, aphasia can be divided into two main groups; an expressive form that limits the output of speech, and a receptive form that…

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What do spondees and music (and math) have in common?

It is almost as if music has something in common with everything- psychology, physiology, acoustics, engineering, most areas of the arts, and now the lowly spondee. Recently I have been reading a book on combinatorial mathematics  (don’t panic- the book is written for the lay audience and not meant to conjure up memories of doing…

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