In January 1963, singer Lata Mangeshkar moved Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to tears with the power of her voice and her rendition of Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon.

Music truly is the great equaliser. It can equally impact a common citizen and the ruler of a country – it has the power to move, to stir up emotion, to make one feel elated or deeply melancholic.

But how is it that a few frequencies of sound can have such a profound impact on people?

Researchers across the world have tried to understand how music connects with our emotions to create intense experiences for us.

This episode of The Intersection delves into this science behind the sounds of music.

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