Why music moves us

  title={Why music moves us},
  author={Daniel J. Levitin},
The question of how music conveys emotion is ancient. Whereas the Pythagoreans focused on the physical properties of music, the Greek philosopher Aristoxenus argued in the fourth century bc that one must look into the mind of the listener to understand the emotion that music elicits. Modern cognitive neuroscientists ask how the brain interprets sensory events and imposes structure and meaning on them. Scientific research on music perception has increased exponentially in recent decades… CONTINUE READING