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Musical appreciation

Music psychologists are trying to understand the processes that support musical behaviours - including perception, comprehension, memory, attention, emotional effects, and performance.

Many decades of extensive research has investigated :

The emotional effects Cognitive neuroscience Psychoacoustics Evolutionary musicology Sociomusicology (all links via Wikipedia)

A very substantial body of experimental and observational work documents the effects that music has, and the way it's perceived - but there is no generally accepted theory that explains why music can instigate the profound psychological effects that it does.

Even the most basic effects, such as the general perception that minor chords tend to sound 'sad' whilst major chords don't, has no explanation.

Further reading (example music journals)

• Music Perception • Musicae Scientiae • Psychology of Music

Note: Some animals have been shown to respond to music - notably parrots.


Also see Chillsplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigChills

Note: This item refers to the emotionally or imaginatively triggered sensation of 'Frisson' rather than shiver reactions caused by cold or fever etc.

Chills, 'goosebumps' etc can be induced in a number of ways: musical, scenic, tactile, and even taste sensation…
Musical pitch perceptionplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigMusical pitch perception

"“Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as 'higher' and 'lower' in the sense associated with musical melo…
Rhythm sensingplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigRhythm perception

Humans (and some other animals) have a sense of 'rhythm', i.e. the ability to detect and react with 'beats' - normally in musical compositions. Professional drummers can 'beat time' with accuracies of just a few milliseconds per beat (ref.

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