Music and dance as a coalition signaling system

@article{Hagen2003MusicAD,
  title={Music and dance as a coalition signaling system},
  author={Edward H. Hagen and Gregory A. Bryant},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={21-51}
}
Evidence suggests that humans might have neurological specializations for music processing, but a compelling adaptationist account of music and dance is lacking. The sexual selection hypothesis cannot easily account for the widespread performance of music and dance in groups (especially synchronized performances), and the social bonding hypothesis has severe theoretical difficulties. Humans are unique among the primates in their ability to form cooperative alliances between groups in the… 

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