Getting the Chills: Evolutionary Clues to Music that Moves

Music exists in every human culture and drives a multibillion-dollar industry, and yet the vast majority of people who enjoy music do instinctively, without any formal training. So where does music come from, and what is is good for? Drawing from studies in neuroscience, psychology, clinical science, and data science, Dr. Psyche Loui will discuss why we feel emotions in response to music, and the surprising evolutionary advantages music might confer to humans.

Speakers: Psyche Loui
Festival: 2018

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