The course will explore the tone combinations that humans consider consonant or dissonant, the scales we use, and the emotions music elicits, all of which provide a rich set of data for exploring music and auditory aesthetics in a biological framework. Analyses of speech and musical databases are consistent with the idea that the chromatic scale (the set of tones used by humans to create music), consonance and dissonance, worldwide preferences for a few dozen scales from the billions that are possible, and the emotions elicited by music in different cultures all stem from the relative similarity of musical tonalities and the characteristics of voiced (tonal) speech. Like the phenomenology of visual perception, these aspects of auditory perception appear to have arisen from the need to contend with sensory stimuli that are inherently unable to specify their physical sources, leading to the evolution of a common strategy to deal with this fundamental challenge.
Music as Biology: What We Like to Hear and Why
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This course works fairly well for those who look forward to quenching their thirst of knowledge. It is not only useful for those who study a program related to the are, but also for inquisitive people
This course was fairly interesting. The argument that the notes of our scale are linked to human vocalisation, not just in the West, but the whole world.
Great course, very informative for anyone who wishes to explore deeper aspects of music that have to do with biology and psychology.
Thanks so much Dale for your teaching! I'm highly interested in this and would like to know more about this and get more involved!
The very dull voice of the teacher makes him sound as if he is bothered about teaching the course.\n\ninteresting info otherwise.
Natural scientific approach to music; this is definitely a new perspective on music and acoustics in general.
It was a nice experience to learn about the Biology of the music. Very complete and explained course. Thanks
Great course. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed his previous course "Visual Perception and the Brain".
This is an exceptional course, with very intriguing information about why we like the music we like.
Very informative and interesting. However the quizzes didn't coincide well with the lectures.
Very interesting, a stimulating and in depth course!
Good video content, but quizzes need to be revised.
Will I receive a transcript from Duke University for completing this course?
No. Completion of a Coursera course does not earn you academic credit from Duke; therefore, Duke is not able to provide you with a university transcript. However, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.