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Toward a productive evolutionary understanding of music

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 September 2021

Samuel A. Mehr
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA sam@wjh.harvard.edu, https://mehr.cz krasnow@fas.harvard.edu, https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/epl Data Science Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Max M. Krasnow
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA sam@wjh.harvard.edu, https://mehr.cz krasnow@fas.harvard.edu, https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/epl
Gregory A. Bryant
Affiliation:
Department of Communication, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA gabryant@ucla.edu, http://gabryant.bol.ucla.edu Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Edward H. Hagen
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA 98686, USA. edhagen@wsu.edu, https://anthro.vancouver.wsu.edu/people/hagen

Abstract

We discuss approaches to the study of the evolution of music (sect. R1); challenges to each of the two theories of the origins of music presented in the companion target articles (sect. R2); future directions for testing them (sect. R3); and priorities for better understanding the nature of music (sect. R4).

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