Music and Embodied Cognition: Listening, Moving, Feeling, and Thinking - Musical Meaning and Interpretation (Paperback)
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Music and Embodied Cognition: Listening, Moving, Feeling, and Thinking - Musical Meaning and Interpretation (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/08/2017
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Taking a cognitive approach to musical meaning, Arnie Cox explores embodied experiences of hearing music as those that move us both consciously and unconsciously. In this pioneering study that draws on neuroscience and music theory, phenomenology and cognitive science, Cox advances his theory of the "mimetic hypothesis," the notion that a large part of our experience and understanding of music involves an embodied imitation in the listener of bodily motions and exertions that are involved in producing music. Through an often unconscious imitation of action and sound, we feel the music as it moves and grows. With applications to tonal and post-tonal Western classical music, to Western vernacular music, and to non-Western music, Cox's work stands to expand the range of phenomena that can be explained by the role of sensory, motor, and affective aspects of human experience and cognition.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253032317
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 37 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This book puts forth a beautiful account of what it's like to listen to music. -- Elizabeth Margulis * author of On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind *
Highly recommended. * Choice *

This is an impressive and invaluable book, and one I am sure scholars from numerous fields will be citing for years to come.

* Music Theory Spectrum *
One of the best studies on the role of conceptual metaphor in music comprehension and theory I've ever read. -- Mark Johnson * author (with George Lakoff) of Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Weste *

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