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A contribution to the evolutionary basis of music: Lessons from the chill response

Eckart Altenmüller, Reinhard Kopiez, and Oliver Grewe

in Evolution of Emotional Communication: From Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199583560
eISBN:
9780191747489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583560.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In this article, we discuss the evolutionary basis of music. We focus on the adaptational value of the chill-response to music linked to strong emotions, feelings of pleasure and nostalgia. In the ... More


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