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Interactive lab explores music’s scientific potential

Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe and Mail (September 2014)

Afiara String QuartetBefore the iPod, the Sony Walkman or the home stereo system, music was something people made and experienced with other people.
The universal nature of music-making, which occurs in every culture throughout the ages, suggests evolution may have wired us for it, and that the survival benefit it confers has something to do with the way social groups cohere. But such ideas are speculative and the social dimension of music remains largely unexplored.


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