Why are most living creatures condemned to die "naturally" even when they have a favourable and protected environment? Is death a "useful" biological process or does it not correspond to any natural necessity?
What happens in the mind of a composer such as Pierre Boulez when he writes the music piece The Hammer without a Master or in that of Stravinsky when he wrote the Rite of Spring?
How does the process of learning music impact our brain? To what extent does it foster curiosity, attention and enhance memory?
The story of illusions begins with the efforts of the Ancients to unravel, in the quirks of nature, those arising from physical laws from those due to "deception of the senses"...
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