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Evolutionary musicology meets embodied cognition: Biocultural coevolution and the enactive origins of human musicality

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Despite evolutionary musicology's interdisciplinary nature, and the diverse methods it employs, the field has nevertheless tended to divide into two main positions. Some argue that music should be understood as a naturally selected adaptation, while others claim that music is a product of culture with little or no relevance for the survival of the species. We review these arguments, suggesting that while interesting and well-reasoned positions have been offered on both sides of the debate, th...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fnins.2017.00519

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6503-914X
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Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
11
Pages:
519
Publication date:
2017-09-29
Acceptance date:
2017-09-04
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ISSN:
1662-453X
Pubs id:
pubs:844952
URN:
uri:e61afbdd-4664-4e54-bf3b-bf00407d8776
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uuid:e61afbdd-4664-4e54-bf3b-bf00407d8776
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pubs:844952

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