Vsauce Special: Can Music Make You Smarter? – James May’s Q&A (Ep 22) – Head Squeeze


In this special edition of James May’s Q&A, Michael Stevens from Vsauce is our guest in James’ tatty armchair! Michael popped in to help James find out if music is really good for the brains. Make sure you check out Michael’s video on music and nostalgia where you’ll find a familiar face there too…

Vsauce – Why do we feel nostalgia?

What is musical harmony?:

Organised sound and Edgard Varèse:

What is the Mozart Effect?

Are musicians smarter than us?

7 Anti-ageing tips to keep your brain young:

Easy Clarinet songs:

James May’s Q&A: With his own unique spin, James May asks and answers the oddball questions we’ve all wondered about from ‘What Exactly Is One Second?’ to ‘Is Invisibility Possible?’

19 thoughts

  1. Oh yeah music makes us smarter. With all that sex related music now I think I’m getting smarter.

  2. I started playing “Going Down” by Jake Chudnow in another tab when Michael came back.

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