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Music, cognition, culture, and evolution

We seem able to define the biological foundations for our musicality within a clear and unitary framework, yet music itself does not appear so clearly definable. Music is different things and does different things in different cultures; the bundles of … Continue reading

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On the Relationship among Prehistoric Cave Paintings, Symbolic Thinking, and the Emergence of Language

Understanding how early humans developed their capacities of expression which led to the emergence of the language which sets us apart from other species was the topic of an article published in the Frontiers in Psychology. Led by researcher Shigeru … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Emotional Communication: From Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man

Emotions are integral decision mechanisms in the brain of humans and animals. They are universal in mammals, originally evolved for governing fitness-relevant behavioral and physiological responses towards a particular stimulus or situation. Emotional brain assessment mechanisms are dependent on motivation and vary according … Continue reading

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