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Music, Culture and the Evolution of the Human Mind: Looking Beyond Dichotomies

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The origin of human musicality is often discussed within a dichotomous nature-or-culture framework. While most non-adaptationist views maintain this either/or perspective, recent developments in neuroscience and evolutionary theory are opening up "dual inheritance" models of music‘s origins. Many recent theories posit a shared evolutionary origin for music and language; and some have suggested that music played a crucial role in the emergence of the human mind and "cultural cognition". Indeed...

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Department:
Music Faculty
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Publisher:
Greek Association of Primary Music Education Teachers
Journal:
Hellenic Journal of Music, Education, and Culture More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-11
Publication date:
2013-12-01
Acceptance date:
2011-10-01
ISSN:
1792-2518
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847666
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2018-05-25

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