Processing Music is Not Unique to Humans

Here’s our weekly pick from Liminal Primer: the world’s first platform for fast, reliable, scientific insights from the field of human performance; reading all the literature so we can cut to the chase!


ur pick this week provokes some thought. To what extent does the biological predisposition of humans to process music emerge from sensitivities already present in non-human animals? Is “musical cognition” preserved across species and how does this relate to different species' creativity? 

Big questions addressed by research teams in Spain and Denmark, who have demonstrated that humans are not the only species capable of recognizing melodies. Visit Liminal Primer to discover more articles like this, related to music, and other creative or cognitive themes.

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