The Evolution of Musicality: What Can Be Learned from Language Evolution Research?

@inproceedings{Ravignani2018TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Musicality: What Can Be Learned from Language Evolution Research?},
  author={Andrea Ravignani and Bill Thompson and Piera Filippi},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2018}
}
Language and music share many commonalities, both as natural phenomena and as subjects of intellectual inquiry. Rather than exhaustively reviewing these connections, we focus on potential cross-pollination of methodological inquiries and attitudes. We highlight areas in which scholarship on the evolution of language may inform the evolution of music. We focus on the value of coupled empirical and formal methodologies, and on the futility of mysterianism, the declining view that the nature… CONTINUE READING
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