Sorry, Ludwig: Oliver Sacks’ Brain on Bach
Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks has been a lifelong lover of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and thanks to a team at Columbia University (including WSF alum Joy Hirsch) he was able to put his favorite composer to the test. In a clip from NOVA, Bach is pitted against Ludwig van Beethoven, while a brain scanner analyzed the results.
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Recorded June 2012; Posted October 2012