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Re: Dogs

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Ward R. Drennan wrote:

 Our dachshund used to howl excessively when my sister practiced saxophone.
 Maybe he was singing along (?)

Or was begging for mercy. Who knows? By the way, are the physiological correlates of "enjoying music" fully understood? Are blood pressure, serum Ca level, and stuff like that necessary and sufficient indicators of enjoying music? I was wondering simply because everyone replying here identified "enjoying music" with expressions like "relaxing" and "calming down". But for me enjoying music means some kind of trans-like state of excitement that surely not equals relaxing, but in some sense just the opposite. Probably there are many different ways of enjoying music.

P. S.: Has anyone ever took the risk to take blood samples from the
audience of a Metallica concert?

not quite, but this might be worth a look (or a listen):


Listening to the Mind Listening Concert of Sonifications at the Sydney Opera House

 A concert of ten pieces of music composed from the brain  activity
of a person listening to a piece of music.
 The concert will be introduced by Dr Evian Gordon, CEO of the Brain
Research Company, where the brain activity data was  recorded. The
mystery of the identity of the listener  and what they were listening
to will be  revealed at the finale of the concert.