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The Musical Mind (Forum for Philosophy)

26 October 2020, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

 

Music is thought to have played an important role in human evolution, but how far back does it go? What role did it play in the evolution of the mind? Does music today have anything in common with music in prehistory? And is the ability to hear music uniquely human or something we share with other animals? We explore the phenomenon and evolution of music.

 

Speakers
Ian Cross
Professor of Music and Science, University of Cambridge
Diana Omigie
Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience, Goldsmiths
Barry Smith
Professor of Philosophy & Director, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Chair
Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE

 

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Details

Date:
26 October 2020
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/autumn-events/the-musical-mind/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org