The Evolutionary Biology of Musical Rhythm: Was Darwin Wrong?.Patel, Aniruddh D.
In The Descent of Man, Darwin speculated that our capacity for musical rhythm reflects basic aspects of brain function broadly shared among animals. Although this remains an appealing idea, it is being challenged by modern cross-species research. This research hints that our capacity to synchronize to a beat, i.e., to move in time with a perceived pulse in a manner that is predictive and flexible ... read more
- Musical meter and rhythm.
- Evolution (Biology)
- Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
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- Patel AD (2014) The Evolutionary Biology of Musical Rhythm: Was Darwin Wrong? PLoS Biol 12(3): e1001821. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001821.