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A society & culture, science and health & fitness podcast from Gabriel Berezin

What is Fugues? The quick answer - it’s The Moth with neuroscience and music (and a bit of sci-fi…)

The detailed answer - a fugue, conventionally, is:

(1) a piece of music with multiple melodies played at the same time and…
(2) a trance state where a person experiences amnesia, and loses their sense of self.

Both uses of the word have a beginning, middle and end. Taking a bit of license, each story we tell in this podcast will be called a fugue. And each fugue will illustrate a handful of mental ingredients.

A fugue will also refer to any temporary mental state one is in. For example, you are currently in a podcast description-reading fugue.

Hosted by Gabriel Berezin, some fugues will be autobiographical, others will come from special guests, and others may be…science-fictional.

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Fugues is able to use the above tools since its podcast host or measurement company offers this service. It doesn’t mean that this individual podcast uses them, or has access to this functionality. We use open data.

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