Progress without exclusion in the search for an evolutionary basis of music
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-30, 17:59 authored by Daniel L. Bowling, Marissa Hoeschele, Jacob Dunn
Mehr et al.'s hypothesis that the origins of music lie in credible signaling emerges here as a strong contender to explain early adaptive functions of music. Its integration with evolutionary biology and its specificity mark important contributions. However, much of the paper is dedicated to the exclusion of popular alternative hypotheses, which we argue is unjustified and premature.
Publication titleBehavioral and Brain Sciences
PublisherCambridge University Press
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