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Music

In the final episode of the science series, Dara O Briain and his crack team take a weird and wonderful look at the science behind music.

Special guest James May explores how music is inextricably linked to our emotions, materials scientist Mark Miodownik takes apart an electric guitar and neuroscientist Tali Sharot reports on the ground breaking research which treats Parkinson's Disease with rhythm. Plus, science journalist Alok Jha asks whether computers are ruining music.

1 hour

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Thu 31 Jan 2013 00:20

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Dara is joined in the studio by acoustics expert Professor Trevor Cox and music psychologist Dr Alexandra Lamont.

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDara O Briain
PresenterDara O Briain
PresenterAlok Jha
PresenterAlok Jha
PresenterMark Miodownik
PresenterMark Miodownik
PresenterTali Sharot
PresenterTali Sharot
ParticipantJames May
ParticipantJames May
ParticipantBrian Cox
ParticipantBrian Cox
Executive ProducerAndrew Cohen
Executive ProducerAndrew Cohen
Series ProducerKaye Godleman
Series ProducerKaye Godleman
Production ManagerRoger Houston
Production ManagerRoger Houston
Series EditorNigel Paterson
Series EditorNigel Paterson

Why does a magnetised needle face north?

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Mark demonstrates how to magnetise a needle in order to create your own working compass.

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