The evolution of music as artistic cultural innovation expressing intuitive thought symbolically

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    Abstract

    Music is an artistic cultural innovation, and therefore it may be considered as intuitive thought expressed in symbols, which can efficiently convey multiple meanings in learning, thinking, and transmission, selected for and passed on through cultural evolution. The symbolic system has personal adaptive benefits besides social ones, which should not be overlooked even if music may tend more to the latter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere91
    Number of pages3
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Volume44
    Early online date30 Sep 2021
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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    Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press.

    Keywords

    • music
    • imagination
    • evolution
    • cultural evolution
    • symbolic systems
    • arts
    • awe
    • extraordinary experiences
    • self-transcendence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)

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