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Reflections on the Musical Mind : An Evolutionary Perspective / Jay Schulkin.

Author/Creator:
Schulkin, Jay author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 15 halftones. 62 line illus. 16 tables.
Edition:
Course Book
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Music -- Origin.
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Musical ability.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
What's so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one another--and even with other species--the things that we cannot express through language. Music is both ancient and ever evolving. Without music, our world is missing something essential.In Reflections on the Musical Mind, Jay Schulkin offers a social and behavioral neuroscientific explanation of why music matters. His aim is not to provide a grand, unifying theory. Instead, the book guides the reader through the relevant scientific evidence that links neuroscience, music, and meaning. Schulkin considers how music evolved in humans and birds, how music is experienced in relation to aesthetics and mathematics, the role of memory in musical expression, the role of music in child and social development, and the embodied experience of music through dance. He concludes with reflections on music and well-being. Reflections on the Musical Mind is a unique and valuable tour through the current research on the neuroscience of music.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. Music and the Brain An Evolutionary Context
Chapter 2. Bird Brains, Social Contact, and Song
Chapter 3. Human Song Dopamine, Syntax, and Morphology
Chapter 4. Musical Expectations, Probability, and Aesthetics
Chapter 5. Musical Expression, Memory, and the Brain
Chapter 6. Development, Music, and Social Contact
Chapter 7. Music and Dance
Conclusion. Music and Well-Being
Notes
References
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Gjerdingen, Robert O.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400849031
OCLC:
852898441
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400849031 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.