The origins of the aesthetic enjoyment of music - a review of the literature

Elvira Brattico, Pauli Brattico, Thomas Jacobsen

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Listeners attribute a positive or negative value to music. This aesthetic experience is known to be observable over the individuals' entire life span, from early childhood to old age, and in every culture. It is then often concluded that such an aesthetic experience constitutes part of the human nature, having an important biological foundation. This assumption leads to the question of how aesthetic experience of music originated in the biological evolution. in this paper, we will explore this question in the light of evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and systems neuroscience. After reviewing the existing proposals, we conclude that the explanation of the origin of aesthetic experience in music is likely to involve a more heterogeneous set of biological mechanisms than what is often assumed.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftMusicae Scientiae
Volym2009
Utgåvaspecial issue 2009-2010
Sidor (från-till)15-39
Antal sidor25
ISSN1029-8649
StatusPublicerad - 2009
MoE-publikationstypA2 Granska artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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  • 515 Psykologi

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Brattico, E., Brattico, P., & Jacobsen, T. (2009). The origins of the aesthetic enjoyment of music - a review of the literature. Musicae Scientiae, 2009(special issue 2009-2010), 15-39.
Brattico, Elvira ; Brattico, Pauli ; Jacobsen, Thomas. / The origins of the aesthetic enjoyment of music - a review of the literature. I: Musicae Scientiae. 2009 ; Vol. 2009, Nr. special issue 2009-2010. s. 15-39.
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