• This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Truth vs. Truth For Now

“For the artist, the goal of the painting or musical composition is not to convey literal truth, but an aspect of a universal truth that if successful, will continue to move and to touch people even as contexts, societies and cultures change. For the scientist, the goal of a theory is to convey “truth for now”–to replace an old truth, while accepting that someday this theory, too, will be replaced by a new “truth,” because that is the way science advances.”

– Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

2016-10-13T23:03:18+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: firesidefriday|