The Evolutionary Biology of Musical Rhythm: Was Darwin Wrong?.

Patel, Aniruddh D.
2014

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

Subjects
Musical meter and rhythm.
Evolution (Biology)
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009080
Original publication
Patel AD (2014) The Evolutionary Biology of Musical Rhythm: Was Darwin Wrong? PLoS Biol 12(3): e1001821. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001821.
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