Abstract

What makes us musical animals

Henkjan Honing will argue that we all share a predisposition for music. Examples range from the ability of newborns to perceive the beat, to the unexpected musical expertise of ordinary
listeners. The evidence will show that music is second nature to most human beings, both biologically and socially. While it is virtually impossible to underpin the evolutionary role of musicality as a whole, the apparent innateness, and the species and cognitive specificity of its hypothesized components allow prof. dr Henkjan Honing to outline what makes us musical animals.

Henkjan Honing

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