Speaker Name(s): Jordan B. Peterson, PhD,
Description: The fact that music produces a deep sense of meaning is subjectively undeniable, at least for those to whom music naturally speaks. The reason for this meaning, however, is difficult to understand. Is this experience merely an illusion? We normally conceive of the environment as a place of segregated objects, and such a conceptual perspective has proved extremely useful, pragmatically. However, the environment can also be construed as a complexly patterned array of relationships. We are biologically hardwired to respond to information about the structure of the environment with emotion and motivation and music activates these motivational systems.