What is Music
Music Cognition & Perception
Understanding how music is organised in the mind.
Understanding how sound becomes music.
Understanding how the mind processes musical
Understanding the mental processes involved
Can Music Express Emotions?
MUSIC & EMOTION
! The extreme view: Formalism the idea that pure
music contains no meaning outside of its own formal
features. Eg. Hanslick, Stravinsky.
! Symbol theory music represents or symbolises
SEX, EVOLUTION and
Dr. Sandra Garrido
University of New South
Music is auditory cheesecake
Survival of the fittest = survive + reproduce
human musical ability must be ranked amongst the most mysterious
with which he
The science of describing how persons
differ (Westen, 2002)
Personality the internal properties of a
person that lead to characteristic patterns
of behaviour, differ