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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


Musical Expression, Memory, and the Brain

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/9780691157443.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the issue of musical sensibility as an instinct as well as the cognitive and neural capabilities that underlie musical expression, including diverse forms of memory. In ... More


Introduction

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/9780691157443.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book traces the origins of music, from the appearance of the relevant anatomical features, to the development of diverse forms of biological systems that figure in musical expression. It ... More


Development, Music, and Social Contact

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/9780691157443.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines normal neonatal orientation to sounds as well as developmental disorders that affect musical sensibility, including Williams syndrome, a form of hypersocial expression coupled ... 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


Mignon’s Songs: Making Music out of Fiction

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter begins with a distinction between ‘fictional songs’ and ‘real songs’, then proceeds to a discussion of the settings of Mignon’s songs, first by Goethe’s composers (Reichardt, Zelter), ... More


Cigarettes and Dance Steps

Alan Hall

in Reality Radio, Second Edition: Telling True Stories in Sound

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469633138
eISBN:
9781469633152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Alan Hall, a London-based freelancer who makes features for the BBC, is a trained composer who brings a consciously musical sensibility to his radio features. For him, the grince of a flicked ... More


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