Evolution of Tonal Organization in Music Optimizes Neural Mechanisms in Symbolic Encoding of Perceptual Reality. Part-2: Ancient to Seventeenth Century

@article{Nikolsky2016EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of Tonal Organization in Music Optimizes Neural Mechanisms in Symbolic Encoding of Perceptual Reality. Part-2: Ancient to Seventeenth Century},
  author={A. Nikolsky},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={7}
}
  • A. Nikolsky
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Psychology
This paper reveals the way in which musical pitch works as a peculiar form of cognition that reflects upon the organization of the surrounding world as perceived by majority of music users within a socio-cultural formation. Part-1 of this paper described the origin of tonal organization from verbal speech, its progress from indefinite to definite pitch, and the emergence of two main harmonic orders: heptatonic and pentatonic, each characterized by its own method of handling tension at both… Expand
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