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GUEST,daylia Music and the Brain (33) RE: Music and the Brain 13 Dec 02

Oops! I'm a musician who reads music, and I always have trouble hitting the right 'clicky thing'. So much for the 'brilliant' hypothesis! Sorry...

I just wanted to respond to GUEST above that yes, other species on earth do have their own 'species-specific' music, most of which I enjoy very much. But we ARE the only species that creates and plays instruments, or who has evolved a system of writing our music down, recording it etc. Why would we have this ability, or be inclined to use it so extensively if we don't need it?

I think that music is indeed 'necessary for human survival", just as bird songs (mating calls) are necessary for their survival, as a species. We just don't understand how or why. Yet.


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