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Big Question Recap

Hey guys! Hopefully, you found my presentation to be a little bit insightful and interesting. In this post, I'm going to answer some questions some of you may have and update you on upcoming attractions.

As some of you may know I changed my question multiple times throughout the year. I am a big science dork and I couldn't seem to find a way to connect both music and science in one question, until a few days ago when I got my final big question. I picked a question relating to music and the brain because I am passionate about both topics. I used to want to be a brain surgeon and a psychologist once upon a time, fun fact. I did my presentation the way I did because I was inspired by TED Talks. For those of you that aren't familiar, it's basically a name given to presentations done by experts on a super grand stage in front of other experts about a specific topic. Particularly, I was inspired by Tim Urban's TED Talk about what goes on in the mind of a procrastinator.

My Big Question: What Are the Effects of Music On the Brain?

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You know, I still remember the first day I held an instrument. I was sitting in a crowded library with about a million other kids and with ridiculously shaky and clammy hands, I assembled (or tried to assemble) my clarinet. I mirrored the actions of my band teacher, Ms. Belyea, and proceeded to soak a popsicle stick looking thing (known as a reed) and placed it with much precision on my mouthpiece. She then asked me to play a note using just the mouthpiece. It was the most unpleasant sound ever. Unfortunately, that’s all I had time to do because I had to return to class, however when I got home, I opened my clarinet book and proceeded to learn a few notes. I stared fervently at the fingering chart and my mind and fingers looked back at me and I’d sense them freaking out a little bit. It became a bit of a daily routine, but over the course of about a few weeks or so, I got the hang of it. Eventually, I had it down to a science. I was about 9 at the time, and who knew that experience w…

HELP! Questions for my Big Question

I want to ask a few questions relating to my big question so I can have a better presentation on Monday. I'd appreciate any answers y'all can give me :)

Here we go!

1. What songs make you happy?
2. What songs do you listen to when you're sad?
3. How long do you usually listen to music on a daily basis?

Muchas gracias :p


One of My Passions: Astronomy

Something not many people know about me is that I am a person of many passions. Most people know me because of my passion for music, but many people don't know that things like cosmetology, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, physics, and medicine are also things that really interest me and absolutely fascinate me. Right now, I wanna talk about me and my love for astronomy.
     Growing up, I’d look up at the stars and wonder “What is beyond the stars? Is there more than what meets the eye?” I’d doodle what I saw in the night sky on sheets of paper, and then I’d show those doodles to those around me; I explained my findings to my family, which included how many stars I saw that night and what the moon looked like. During the day, I’d look up at the glow-in-the-dark stars that my dad put on the ceiling for me, and though the stars didn’t glow in the day, I knew they’d glow at night. My curious side would come out at night, when I’d look up at the stars and ask myself a plethor…