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The Origins Of Music

Author : Nils Lennart Wallin
ISBN : 0262731436
Genre : Music
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The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionarybiomusicology.

Music Evolution And The Harmony Of Souls

Author : Alan R. Harvey
ISBN : 9780191090486
Genre : Psychology
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Music is central to human cultural and intellectual experience. It is vitally important for the welfare of human society and - this book argues - should become more widely accepted in our community as a mainstream educational and therapeutic tool. This book explores the importance of music throughout human evolution, and its continued relevance to modern-day human society. Throughout, the emphasis is on the origin of music and how (and where) it is processed in our brains, exploring in detail the genetic and cultural evolution of modern, loquacious humans, how we may have evolved with unique neural and cognitive architecture, and why two complementary but distinct communication systems - language and music - remain a human universal. In addition the book explores, in some depth, the different theories that have been put forward to explain why musical communication was (and remains) advantageous to our species, with a particular emphasis on the role of music and dance in enhancing altruistic and prosocial behaviours. The author suggests that music, and the social harmonization it brings, was of vital importance in early humans as we became more and more individualized by the emergence of modern language and the modern mind, and the realization that we are mortal. 'Music, Evolution, and the Harmony of Souls' demonstrates the evolutionary sociobiological importance of music as a driver of cooperative and interactive behaviour throughout human existence, and what this evolutionary imperative means to twenty-first century humanity and beyond, from social and medical/neurological perspectives

Musical Communication

Author : Dorothy Miell
ISBN : 0198529368
Genre : Education
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Music is a powerful form of communication. It provides a means by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meaning. This new addition to the music psychology list brings together leading researchers to examine how music can be used to communicate and the biological, cognitive, social, and cultural processes which underlie such communication. It will be valuable for all those involved in music cognition, music education, and communication studies.

The Origins Of Musicality

Author : Henkjan Honing
ISBN : 9780262344555
Genre : Science
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Interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music.Research shows that all humans have a predisposition for music, just as they do for language. All of us can perceive and enjoy music, even if we can't carry a tune and consider ourselves “unmusical.” This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music. Scholars from biology, musicology, neurology, genetics, computer science, anthropology, psychology, and other fields consider what music is for and why every human culture has it; whether musicality is a uniquely human capacity; and what biological and cognitive mechanisms underlie it.Contributors outline a research program in musicality, and discuss issues in studying the evolution of music; consider principles, constraints, and theories of origins; review musicality from cross-cultural, cross-species, and cross-domain perspectives; discuss the computational modeling of animal song and creativity; and offer a historical context for the study of musicality. The volume aims to identify the basic neurocognitive mechanisms that constitute musicality (and effective ways to study these in human and nonhuman animals) and to develop a method for analyzing musical phenotypes that point to the biological basis of musicality.ContributorsJorge L. Armony, Judith Becker, Simon E. Fisher, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Bruno Gingras, Jessica Grahn, Yuko Hattori, Marisa Hoeschele, Henkjan Honing, David Huron, Dieuwke Hupkes, Yukiko Kikuchi, Julia Kursell, Marie-Élaine Lagrois, Hugo Merchant, Björn Merker, Iain Morley, Aniruddh D. Patel, Isabelle Peretz, Martin Rohrmeier, Constance Scharff, Carel ten Cate, Laurel J. Trainor, Sandra E. Trehub, Peter Tyack, Dominique Vuvan, Geraint Wiggins, Willem Zuidema

Musik Im Kopf

Author : Manfred Spitzer
ISBN : 3794524276
Genre : Music
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Music And The Making Of Modern Science

Author : Peter Pesic
ISBN : 9780262027274
Genre : Music
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In the natural science of ancient Greece, music formed the meeting place between numbers and perception; for the next two millennia, Pesic tells us in Music and the Making of Modern Science, "liberal education" connected music with arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy within a fourfold study, the quadrivium. Peter Pesic argues provocatively that music has had a formative effect on the development of modern science -- that music has been not just a charming accompaniment to thought but a conceptual force in its own right. Pesic explores a series of episodes in which music influenced science, moments in which prior developments in music arguably affected subsequent aspects of natural science. He describes encounters between harmony and fifteenth-century cosmological controversies, between musical initiatives and irrational numbers, between vibrating bodies and the emergent electromagnetism. He offers lively accounts of how Newton applied the musical scale to define the colors in the spectrum; how Euler and others applied musical ideas to develop the wave theory of light; and how a harmonium prepared Max Planck to find a quantum theory that reengaged the mathematics of vibration. Taken together, these cases document the peculiar power of music -- its autonomous force as a stream of experience, capable of stimulating insights different from those mediated by the verbal and the visual. An innovative e-book edition available for iOS devices will allow sound examples to be played by a touch and shows the score in a moving line.

A Million Years Of Music

Author : Gary Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781935408659
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What is the origin of music? In the last few decades this centuries-old puzzle has been reinvigorated by new archaeological evidence and developments in the fields of cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory. Starting at a period of human prehistory long before Homo sapiens or music existed, Tomlinson describes the incremental attainments that, by changing the communication and society of prehuman species, laid the foundation for musical behaviors in more recent times. He traces in Neandertals and early sapiens the accumulation and development of these capacities, and he details their coalescence into modern musical behavior across the last hundred millennia

Oxford Handbook Of Evolutionary Psychology

Author : Louise Barrett
ISBN : 0198568304
Genre : Psychology
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With contributions from over 50 experts in the field, this book provides an overview of the latest developments in evolutionary psychology. In addition to well studied areas of investigation, it also includes chapters on the philosophical underpinnings of evolutionary psychology, comparative perspectives from other species, and more.

Der F Nfte Hammer

Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
ISBN : 9783104020655
Genre : Philosophy
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Was sich der Harmonie der Welt nicht fügen mag Es heißt, dass Pythagoras die Harmonielehre erfand, als er bei einem Schmied den Klang von fünf Hämmern hörte. Vier Hammerschläge konnte er in ein wohlgeordnetes Verhältnis setzen. Der fünfte Hammer jedoch klang dissonant. Pythagoras musste ihn aus seiner Theorie ausschließen. In seiner Studie untersucht der bekannte Philosoph Daniel Heller-Roazen das Konzept der Harmonie in einem weiten Sinn: Seit der Antike dient es als Paradigma für das wissenschaftliche Verstehen der wahrnehmbaren Welt. Doch immer wieder gibt es etwas Dissonantes, das sich gegen die Harmonie wehrt. Von der Musik über Metaphysik, Ästhetik und Astronomie, von Platon bis Kant untersucht ›Der fünfte Hammer‹, wie die wissenschaftliche Ordnung der Welt eine Realität suggeriert, die jedoch weder in Noten noch Buchstaben völlig erfasst werden kann. Ein fünfter Hammer klingt hartnäckig durch.

Selected Essays Readings

Author : Robert Fink
ISBN : 9780912424149
Genre : Bone flute
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