November 24 Comparative psychology of music
Given its omnipresence in human culture, why is there no clear-cut adaptive function?
(Hauser & McDermott, 2003)
Knowledge of music. So non-humans could have a knowledge of music. But only
Music: the universal language?
Why do people perceive a common link between music and language?
Its another way to communicate. Language is more efficient.
All cultures have language. All cultures have music.
What are the similarities? A way
Music and psychology Nov. 10
Mind vs. brain
Hardware (brain) vs. software (mind)
Mind is esoteric. Brain is more physical
But they are not mutually exclusive. The brain activity leads to content of the mind.
Dualism: Rene Descarte
The brain does not compl
Music and psychology
November 5, 2009
Research summary is due Nov. 19
Third exam Dec. 10 not comprehensive
Exceptionality and music
Chapter assigned is chapter 10.
Cognitive transfer (there is a transfer from one training in one act
The Mozart Effect on Me
Extra credit points
For my experiment, the task I chose was to read from chapter 6 in the book for Music and
Psychology. First I sat through Mozarts Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, performed by Sinfonia