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Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

What's so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one ... More


Musical Expectations, Probability, and Aesthetics

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the human problem of grappling with the unexpected while sustaining the familiar, a core feature that underlies human experience and inquiry in general, but which is also ... More


Music and Dance

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores the relationship between music and dance. The human condition is linked to music and dance, and the range of human emotional expression is fundamental in this regard. Susanne ... More


Music and Well-Being

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This conclusion considers the effects of music on well-being. Music evolved in the context of social contact and meaning. Music allows us to reach out to others and expand our human experience toward ... More


Geometric Information for Event Segmentation

Thomas F. Shipley and Mandy J. Maguire

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines how perceptual processes help segment events, begin the complex process of giving meaning to the flux of change around each of us, and ultimately give us the social graces to ... More


Development of Meaning-Conserving Memory

Katherine Nelson

in Origins and Development of Recollection: Perspectives from Psychology and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195340792
eISBN:
9780199932078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340792.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the ways that memory as a meaning-preserving system develops in human infancy and early childhood. In addressing how changes in meaning affect memory and the process of ... More


Comprehending spoken language: a blueprint of the listener

Anne Cutler and Charles Clifton

in The Neurocognition of Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198507932
eISBN:
9780191687242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507932.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses a superficial outline of the course of the conversion process, which involves turning acoustic input into meaning. It provides a diagram of the entire process, which serves as ... More


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