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Music and Evolution: Hearing Math, Seeing Sound, and Other Unanswered Questions

Music and Evolution:  A Brief Overview The evidence presented in the research on music and evolution, beginning with Darwin himself,[1] focusses largely on music’s purported ability to support “mate selection, parental care, coalition signaling, and group cohesion,”[2] language development,[3] and other things. The prevailing evolutionary theories about music follow Darwin’s lead—they are predominately sociological, cultural, […]

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