Edited by Michael A. Arbib
This book explores the relationships between language, music, and the brain by pursuing four key themes and the crosstalk among them: song and dance as a bridge between music and language; multiple levels of structure from brain to behavior to culture; the semantics of internal and external worlds and the role of emotion; and the evolution and development of language. The book offers specially commissioned expositions of current research accessible both to experts across disciplines and to non-experts.
Photographie: U. Dettmar
Additional support is gratefully acknowledged from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation).
“This is an important collection of scholarly articles, large in scope but perfectly focused. The effort seems devoted to countering its subtitle. After reading it, you will discover that the relationships of language, music, and the brain are far less mysterious than they were when you began. This is no small accomplishment, and Michael Arbib and his colleagues deserve to be congratulated.”
University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, and Director, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California