Music, Biological Evolution, and the Brain.

Patel, Aniruddh D.
2010

This essay offers a novel theoretical perspective on the evolution of music. At present, a number of adaptationist theories posit that the human capacity for music is a product of natural selection, reflecting the survival value of musical behaviors in our species' past (e.g., Wallin et al., 2000) In sharp contrast, a prominent nonadaptationist theory of music argues that music is a human inventio... read more

Subjects
Music.
Evolution (Biology)
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009075
Original publication
Patel, Aniruddh D. "Music, Biological Evolution, and the Brain." In Emerging Disciplines: Shaping New Fields of Scholarly Inquiry in and beyond the Humanities, edited by Melissa Bailar, 41-64. OpenStax CNX, 2010. http://cnx.org/contents/8aa30a5e-9484-4d55-87e3-d53c1cbfb8b2@1.4.
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