Rapid dissonant grunting, or, but why does music sound the way it does?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44 (2021)
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Abstract

Each target article contributes important proto-musical building blocks that constrain music as-we-know-it. However, neither the credible signaling nor social bonding accounts elucidate the central mystery of why music sounds the way it does. Getting there requires working out how proto-musical building blocks combine and interact to create the complex, rich, and affecting music humans create and enjoy.

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The Language of Thought.J. A. Fodor - 1978 - Critica 10 (28):140-143.
Prolegomena to Music Semantics.Philippe Schlenker - 2019 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 10 (1):35-111.

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