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Why do we love music?

Discover the folder ” Why do we love music? ».  For evolutionists, music is a real puzzle: why does our species devote a lot of time and energy to this activity that apparently has no concrete purpose?

Music has always accompanied mankind. As Charles Darwin would say, it is one of humanity’s most mysterious gifts.

The morning radio, then the iPod in our ears, the radio in the car, in the supermarket until the closing announcement, on TV, in every commercial; our life is full of …

Every time someone dares to say that music is useless, a rebuttal always actively follows: “It’s not true, music communicates emotions. It is used to communicate, everything…

To understand human musicality, we must turn to the animals who have no music (don’t fall into the anthropocentric trap of seeing music in the kingdom…).

Are we sure that music is a natural thing for humans? Is it possible that it attracts us because we were taught it at a very young age? If music is…

No matter how music came to us, today music for us is mostly emotion.

It is not only about the emotions conveyed by the songs sung to us, but also about…

Some say that music has the important function of making us smarter. Well, you should know that anyone who has tried to demonstrate the so-called “Mozart effect” has been overwhelmed by…

After all these scientific observations, how can we explain that at this very moment we turned on the radio? Or that we have bought a CD at the price of a week’s shopping ?

To better understand the typically human passion for music, discover the book by Silvia Bencivelli at Éditions Belin: Why do we love music? Ear, Emotion,…