Parent-offspring con fl ict and the evolution of infant-directed song

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Article history: Initial receipt 19 August 2016 Final revision received 20 December 2016 We present a theory of the origin and evolution of infant-directed song, a form of music found inmany cultures. After examining the ancestral ecology of parent-infant relations, we propose that infant-directed song arose in an evolutionary arms race between parents and… (More)

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