Brain and empathy (and music)

Today's Academic Minute on Northeast Public Radio concerns the social emotions and associated brain processes. Have a look; it will only take a minute (well actually two and a half minutes, but still not long for an interesting topic).

Another article appearing today discusses the neurology of musical ability, including mention of the neurological connection between music and emotion. Towards the end of the article there is interesting mention of the idea of using music as a means to facilitate emotional expression in people with various neurological problems. You will find the article in the February issue of University Affairs.