Biology and Culture in Musical Emotions

Emotion Review 4 (3):273-282 (2012)
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In this article I show that although biological and neuropsychological factors enable and constrain the construction of music, culture is implicated on every level at which we can indicate an emotion-music connection. Nevertheless, music encourages an affective sense of human affiliation and security, facilitating feelings of transcultural solidarity



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Kathleen J. Higgins
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An argument for basic emotions.Paul Ekman - 1992 - Cognition and Emotion 6 (3):169-200.
Emotion and meaning in music.Leonard B. Meyer - 1956 - [Chicago]: University of Chicago Press.
Musical meaning and expression.Stephen Davies - 1994 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

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