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The musical mind in context: culture and biology

John A. Sloboda

in The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines how cultural differences may impact on music cognition. Musics of different cultures make different demands on cognitive capacity due to their differing use of musical ... More


Cross-cultural Musical Expressiveness: Theory and the Empirical Program

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Instrumental music expresses emotions such as sadness and happiness and the music of different cultures share important organizational and other features. If music's expressiveness is grounded in ... More


What's Involved in Sounding Human?

in The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal Language?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333281
eISBN:
9780226333274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333274.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

According to ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl, humans are capable of almost always recognizing other cultures' music as music, and thus are recognizing the so-called musical universals. What is it to ... More


Musical Syntax and Its Relation to Linguistic Syntax

Fred Lerdahl

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Music is meaningful, but there is no musical counterpart to the lexicon or semantics of language, nor are there analogs of parts of speech or syntactic phrases. This chapter seeks to establish a ... More


Music, linguistics, and cognition

Michel Imberty

in Music and the Mind: Essays in honour of John Sloboda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199581566
eISBN:
9780191804502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199581566.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The work of John Sloboda has marked the psychology of music both by providing it with a solid scientific grounding based on the most up-to-date findings in neuroscience and the cognitive sciences and ... More


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