Updated: Nov 1, 2021
Mantis shrimp, photo by ursanate/flickr-CC-BY-2.0
Music, like other arts, is widely appreciated for its beauty, aesthetic, and the emotions it can make us feel. Perhaps less talked about though, is how music can also help us in other ways, whether educational, medical, or otherwise.
For example, in the "Rippin' the Rainbow a New One" episode of Radiolab (produced by WNYC Studios), hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich discuss color and how humans and other animals perceive color. What's really engaging however, is how they've used the choir's vocalists to represent the range of colors visible to different beings, starting with a couple voices to demonstrate the limited color spread dogs can see, and ending with the full choir to show the vast spectrum of color available to mantis shrimp.
With the innovative help of the choir, the audience can wrap their heads around something normally beyond their perception. Creative applications of music like this are far less talked about, we think the many ways music can improve our lives are too amazing to ignore. Let us know what unique or creative ways music has helped you!
"Rippin' the Rainbow a New One": https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/segments/211178-rip-rainbow
Text by: Ambrose Cheung/Licha Stelaus Productions
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