Human evolution of gestural messaging and its critical role in the human development of music

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44 (2021)
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By fostering bonding, music illustrates marvelously its ability to induce emotional experience. But, music can induce emotion more generally as well. To help explain how music fosters bonding and induces other emotions, I propose that music derives this power from the evolution of what I term “gestural messaging.”



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