We think that you are in United States and that you would prefer to view Bookwitty in English.
We will display prices in United States Dollar (USD).
Have a cookie!
Bookwitty uses cookies to personalize content and make the site easier to use. We also share some information with third parties to gather statistics about visits.
The Musical Brain by Abel James

The Musical Brain

By Abel James
2 Contributors

Music is everywhere; it pumps through earbuds, elevators, commercials, arenas, and it’s even beamed out to space. But – despite its rampant abundance in human experience, history, and culture – music has no clear adaptive function. This begs the question: What are the origins of music, and why does it play such an enormous role in our lives? Did music arise from sexual selection, from the faculty of speech, as a group-oriented communication device, or is it merely a fortuitous side effect of various perceptual and cognitive mechanisms that serve other functions? In this multidisciplinary review of academic literature, Abel James incorporates research in neuroscience, linguistics, perception and challenges a wide range of eminent thinkers to uncover the origins of music and explore its profound effects on the human brain. “The Musical Brain is a technical review of extraordinary breadth. There are books that you read and there are books that you study. The Musical Brain falls into the latter category.”- Tony Federico

Bookwitty recommends

Activity Feed