Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, rock writer, consultant, blogger, and speaker. As well as hosting the long-running documentary The Ongoing History of New Music, Alan’s resume includes five books (including his recent children’s book, The Science of Song), a national music column for GlobalNews.ca, voicework for film and television, plus creating content for various film and TV studios, record labels, artist management companies, streaming music services like Spotify and a travelling museum exhibit called The Science of Rock’n’Roll.

There is no real biological need for humans to have music. Yet for some reason, our brains seemed to hardwired for it. This is why scientists are so interested in studying how the brain processes music and why we seem to need it so much. There’s more, too. Does vinyl really sound better? What’s wrong with digital music? Why do songs get stuck in our head? And how can music be used when we get older to preserve our memories?

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