西洋人と日本人が脳でとらえる「言語、音楽、自然の音」について

◎西洋人:
 ・言語…左脳
 ・音楽、自然の音…右脳

◎日本人:
 ・言語、音楽(邦楽器)、自然の音…左脳
 ・音楽(西洋楽器)…右脳

〈これから考察したいこと〉
◎日本の邦楽器は、自然の音に近い音響が出るように工夫されていることについて
◎日本人が鈴虫を室内で飼い、その鳴き声を楽しむことについて
◎日本人が風鈴を好むことについて

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西洋人と日本人の脳の左右差と知覚や認識の差異について


脳の使われ方をめぐる西洋人と日本人の違いは、優劣を問うものではありません。知覚の「差異」を明らかにすることで、物事の捉え方や文化の違いについて、本質的な要因がどこにあるかを慎重に探るとともに、民族を超えて、相手の言葉や行動を深く理解することを目的としています。

東京医科歯科大学の名誉教授で、日本人の脳を研究した角田忠信(つのだ・ただのぶ)氏は、著書「日本語人の脳」の中で、次のような考察をしています。

「日本人は、論理、感情、自然といった観念を左脳で一緒に処理します。それとは対照的に、西洋人は、論理的は左脳、感情・自然は右脳というように、観念がそれぞれ分離しています。このことから、日本人は論理、感情、自然が一緒に融合した形で思想や文化を展開し、西洋人は論理と感情・自然を分離して思想や文化を展開しているように考えます」

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【参考文献】
倍音 音・ことば・身体の文化誌
中村明一
春秋社
2010-11-01











Difference in how the brain is used between Westerners and Japanese.

 

About language, music, sounds of naturethat Westerners and Japanese respond to in their brains.

 

Westerners:

Languageleft brain

Music, sounds of natureright brain

 

Japanese:

Language, music (Japanese musical instruments), sounds of natureleft brain

Music (Western musical instruments)right brain

 

Interests to consider in the future

About that Japanese musical instruments are devised in order to produce sounds that are close to natural sounds

About that Japanese keep Suzumushi (Bell Cricket) indoors and enjoy their chirping.

About that Japanese love Furin (wind bell).

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About the difference in the functions of the left and right brains of Westerners and Japanese, as well as the difference in perception and recognition.

 

The difference between Westerners and Japanese regarding how their brains are used is not a question of superiority or inferiority. What I'm trying to do here is, by throwing light on the “difference” between them in perception, to carefully explore where the essential factors of their perceptive and cultural differences lie, and to deeply understand the other people’s words and behaviors beyond national and ethnic differences.

 

Tadanobu Tsunoda, professor emeritus at Tokyo Medical and Dental University who has studied the brain of Japanese, makes the following observations in his book “The Brain of Japanese with Japanese as their mother language”.

 

Japanese treat ideas fields such as logic, emotion and nature together in the left brain. On the other hand, the brain of Westerners has separate ideas fields, such as the left brain for logic and the right brain for emotions and nature. From this, it seems that Japanese develop their thoughts and culture in a way that integrates logic, emotion, and nature, while Westerners develop their thoughts and culture by separationg logic from emotion and nature. 

 

References

Akikazu Nakamura, Harmonic ToneA cultural Note of Sound, Language and Body, Shunjusha, November 1, 2010.

 

Tadanobu Tsunoda, The Brain of Japanese with Japanese as their mother language: ReasonSensitivityEmotion, Science of Time and the Earth, Gensosha, April 15, 2016.

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記事投稿日:2022/09/14