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Scaffolds for Babbling: Innateness and Learning in the Emergence of Contexually Flexible Vocal Production in Human Infants

Michael J. Owren and Michael H. Goldstein

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter highlights the voluntary control of vocalization and the instrumental functions of babbling and other vocalizations. The prelinguistic vocalizations are distinguished from nonlinguistic ... More


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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