The rigors of establishing innateness and domain specificity pose challenges to adaptationist models of music evolution. In articulating a series of constraints, the authors of the target articles provide strategies for investigating the potential origins of music. We propose additional approaches for exploring theories based on exaptation. We discuss a view of music as a multimodal system of engaging with affect, enabled by capacities of symbolism and a theory of mind.
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Research Article| September 01 2006
Multimodal Affective Interaction: A Comment on Musical Origins
Music Perception (2006) 24 (1): 89–94.
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Steven Robert Livingstone, William Forde Thompson; Multimodal Affective Interaction: A Comment on Musical Origins. Music Perception 1 September 2006; 24 (1): 89–94. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2006.24.1.89
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