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The evolution of music: Theories, definitions and the nature of the evidence

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It is nowadays uncontroversial among scientists that there is biological continuity between humans and other species. However, much of what humans do is not shared with other animals. Human behaviour seems to be as much motivated by inherited biology as by acquired culture, yet most musical scholarship and research has treated music solely from a cultural perspective. Over the past 50 years, cognitive research has approached the perception of music as a capacity of the individual mind, and...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Oxford University Press
Host title:
Communicative Musicality: Exploring the Basis of Human Companionship
Issue:
5
Chapter number:
5
Pages:
61-81
Publication date:
2010-03-11
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pubs:615150
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2016-04-13

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