Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Music

Minds of Musical Emptiness

 Minds of Musical Emptiness

We're all wired to enjoy different forms of music, but for some of us the wiring is missing entirely. Join Robert and Christian as they explore the curious conditions of amusia and auditory agnosia in this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast. See more »

The Science of Uncanny Music

 The Science of Uncanny Music

Why is scary music so scary? Why does an uncanny tune creep us out so? Is it all context and culture or is there something deeper at work? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie provide the answers and Christopher Gladwin of The Wyrding Module provides some unsettling tunes and a few answers of his own. See more »

Humanity's Lullaby

 Humanity's Lullaby

Lullabies are soothing, grotesque and universal. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the surprisingly rich world of human sleep songs. See more »

A Musical Time Machine for the Brain

 A Musical Time Machine for the Brain

What is music doing to our perception of time? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind with Robert and Julie.   See more »

Art Spotlight: Jacob Epstein's 'Torso in Metal'

 Art Spotlight: Jacob Epstein's 'Torso in Metal'

Let's take a moment to consider the stark metallic humanoid of Jacob Epstein's 'Torso in Metal.' Epstein (1880-1959) made his name in the art world through the creation of stark, controversial modern sculptures. This piece is particularly interesting since it encapsulates how WWI tarnished the artist's optimism (and by extension, humanity's optimism) for the a new technological age. See more »

Dr. Rubberfunk Talks Halloween Mixes and Music

 Dr. Rubberfunk Talks Halloween Mixes and Music

UK musician and DJ Dr. Rubberfunk discusses Funky Halloween mixes and his signature soulful sound. See more »

Chris Gladwin Discusses The Wyrding Module

 Chris Gladwin Discusses The Wyrding Module

Chris Gladwin, the man behind The Wyrding Module discusses the nature of uncanny music and his own approach to dark and surreal sounds. See more »

11 Uncanny, Dark and Disturbing Tracks

 11 Uncanny, Dark and Disturbing Tracks

Robert shares some favorite creepy tracks... See more »

The Science of Uncanny Music

 The Science of Uncanny Music

Why is scary music so scary? Why does an uncanny tune creep us out so? Is it all context and culture or is there something deeper at work? See more »