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Music and testosterone. A new hypothesis for the origin and function of music.

@article{Fukui2001MusicAT,
  title={Music and testosterone. A new hypothesis for the origin and function of music.},
  author={Hajime Fukui},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={930},
  pages={
          448-51
        }
}
  • H. Fukui
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The origin and function of music have been discussed extensively,1 but they remain a mystery. There have been numerous discussions about the close relationship between spatial ability and testosterone,2 spatial ability and musical ability,3 and testosterone and musical ability.4 The reason that a sex hormone such as testosterone is closely related to music is still unknown despite the many reports that music affects the human endocrine system.5 I reported findings that music suppressed… 

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