Aniruddh D. Patel: "Evolutionary Studies of Music Processing: The Rise of Cross-species Research"
- Datum: 2017-09-22 kl 15:15 – 17:00
- Plats: Blåsenhus - Betty Pettersson-salen (14:031)
- Arrangör: Institutionen för psykologi
- Kontaktperson: Patrik Juslin
Öppna seminariet i musikpsykologi
Aniruddh D. Patel, Tufts University: "Evolutionary Studies of Music Processing: The Rise of Cross-species Research"
Patel har bl.a. skrivit den prisbelönta boken Music, Language, and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Music is ancient and universal in human societies. The growing research on the cognitive neuroscience of music over the past two decades has led to renewed interest in the evolutionary foundations of human musical behavior. At present, scholarly opinion is sharply divided on whether human minds have been specifically shaped by evolution to support music processing. A new approach has recently been growing, which focuses on empirical cross-species research aimed at understanding the evolutionary history of specific components of music cognition. This approach has already revealed surprising differences between humans and other species in the processing of basic aspects of musical pitch and rhythm. During this lecture, the neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel from Tufts University (USA) will describe several such findings based on research with birds, primates, and marine mammals, and discuss how these findings illuminate our understanding of how humans came to be musical.