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The T-Maze and Effect of Music on Learning Ability of Mice (again.)

kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 16 11:41:13 EST 1999

kenneth Collins wrote:>[...]

> the Human response to Mozart arises from an extremely-complex set of dynamics
> which, among other things, include all of the 'hype' that holds that merely
> 'appreciating' the Beauty of this or that Music means 'good things' about an
> individual.
> so, folks often listen to 'Mozart' with a 'hidden agenda' which involves
> 'convincing' others that the 'listeners' are 'intelligent'.

an example is the 'Opera' scene in the movie _Pretty Woman_ (which i enjoyed, so
don't get me wrong).

fact is, one can experience just about any work done by a dedicated person, from
that of an engineer, or inventor (Edison), struggling to achieve Fruition, to a
Baseball player's making a great catch, to a Mother Caring for her Children, or
Triumphing in space, and experience the same-stuff that one experiences in this or
that great Artistic achievement.

such 'appreciation', if that's all that's entailed, says little about a person (or
a mouse), it's what the person (or mouse) actually does her-, him- (it) self
that's the meaningful stuff, and that meaningful stuff can take form in myriad

so, i've digressed from the topic (as usual), the 'point' being that there's a
'chauvinism' that attempts to Dictate what's 'worthy' of 'apperciation', when
what's worthy of 'appreciation' is, right-there, all around us, in almost
everything Humans can, but most-often don't, do. and it's a Waste that such gets
'buried' in 'cultural-elitism'... 'the way things are supposed to be.

want to see Beauty? just study your hands as they do their keyboard 'dance'...
there're True Wonders in-there.ken


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