The Singing Neanderthals

The Singing Neanderthals

Author: Steven Mithen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780222585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A fascinating and incisive examination of our language instinct from award-winning science writer Steven Mithen. Along with the concepts of consciousness and intelligence, our capacity for language sits right at the core of what makes us human. But while the evolutionary origins of language have provoked speculation and impassioned debate, music has been neglected if not ignored. Like language it is a universal feature of human culture, one that is a permanent fixture in our daily lives. In THE SINGING NEANDERTHALS, Steven Mithen redresses the balance, drawing on a huge range of sources, from neurological case studies through child psychology and the communication systems of non-human primates to the latest paleoarchaeological evidence. The result is a fascinating and provocative work and a succinct riposte to those, like Steven Pinker, who have dismissed music as a functionless and unimportant evolutionary byproduct.
The Singing Neanderthals
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Steven Mithen
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-30 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A fascinating and incisive examination of our language instinct from award-winning science writer Steven Mithen. Along with the concepts of consciousness and intelligence, our capacity for language sits right at the core of what makes us human. But while the evolutionary origins of language have provoked speculation and impassioned debate,
The Neurosciences and Music III
Language: en
Pages: 585
Authors: Simone Dalla Bella, Virginia Burdet Penhune, Nina Kraus, Katie Overy, Christo Pantev, Joel S. Snyder
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

"This volume will be of particular interest to medical professionals, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, educators, music therapists, musicologists, sound engineers, computer scientists. Manuscripts address how the tools of cognitive neuroscience have provided new insights into where and how rhythm is coded in the brain; production and perception abilities and the relationship
Strawinskys
Language: de
Pages: 277
Authors: Monika Woitas, Annette Hartmann
Categories: Music and dance
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: epodium

Ein Buch über Strawinsky in Tanz und Musik.
Why You Like It
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Nolan Gasser
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-30 - Publisher: Flatiron Books

From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love. Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us?
Language Evolution
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rudolf Botha
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How can we unravel the evolution of language, given that there is no direct evidence about it? Rudolf Botha addresses this intriguing question in his fascinating new book. Inferences can be drawn about language evolution from a range of other phenomena, serving as windows into this prehistoric process. These include