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By Fred Lerdahl

This publication explores the relationships among language, tune, and the mind through pursuing 4 key topics and the crosstalk between them: music and dance as a bridge among track and language; a number of degrees of constitution from mind to behaviour to tradition; the semantics of inner and exterior worlds and the function of emotion; and the evolution and improvement of language. The publication bargains in particular commissioned expositions of present learn obtainable either to specialists throughout disciplines and to non-experts. those chapters give you the history for stories via teams of experts that chart present controversies and destiny instructions of study on every one theme.

The ebook seems past mere auditory adventure, probing the embodiment that hyperlinks speech to gesture and song to bounce. The learn of the brains of monkeys and songbirds illuminates hypotheses at the evolution of mind mechanisms that help song and language, whereas the research of babies calibrates the developmental timetable in their capacities. the result's a special ebook that would curiosity any reader trying to examine extra approximately language or track and should allure specially to readers intrigued through the relationships of language and track with one another and with the brain.

ContributorsFrancisco Aboitiz, Michael A. Arbib, Annabel J. Cohen, Ian move, Peter Ford Dominey, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Leonardo Fogassi, Jonathan Fritz, Thomas Fritz, Peter Hagoort, John Halle, Henkjan Honing, Atsushi Iriki, Petr Janata, Erich Jarvis, Stefan Koelsch, Gina Kuperberg, D. Robert Ladd, Fred Lerdahl, Stephen C. Levinson, Jerome Lewis, Katja Liebal, Jônatas Manzolli, Bjorn Merker, Lawrence M. Parsons, Aniruddh D. Patel, Isabelle Peretz, David Poeppel, Josef P. Rauschecker, Nikki Rickard, Klaus Scherer, Gottfried Schlaug, Uwe Seifert, Mark Steedman, Dietrich Stout, Francesca Stregapede, Sharon Thompson-Schill, Laurel Trainor, Sandra E. Trehub, Paul Verschure

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