Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

What Music Can Teach about Consciousness?

Matti Pitkanen


Oliver Sacks' book “Musicophilia” deals with various aspects of music experience. Humans as a species indeed have a very special relation to music. But is it really genuine characteristic of human consciousness? One can even ask whether consciousness emerges only in higher species or whether it could be in some form a characteristic of any living or even inanimate system? In this framework one can ask whether music like aspects of conscious experience could be universal and only especially highly developed in humans? In this article I consider those stories of Musicophilia, which I find of special interest from the point of view of TGD inspired theory of consciousness. The outcome is a more precise formulation for the general TGD inspired vision about brain based on basic ideas of quantum TGD.

Full Text:


ISSN: 2153-8212