Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technology

Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technology

eBook - 2008
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"Digital media handle music as encoded physical energy, but humans consider music in terms of beliefs, intentions, interpretations, experiences, evaluations, and significations. In this book, drawing on work in computer science, psychology, brain science, and musicology, Marc Leman proposes an embodied cognition approach to music research that will help bridge this gap. Assuming that the body plays a central role in all musical activities, and basing his approach on a hypothesis about the relationship between musical experience (mind) and sound energy (matter), Leman argues that the human body is a biologically designed mediator that transfers physical energy to a mental level - engaging experiences, values, and intentions and, reversing the process, transfers mental representation into material form. He suggests that this idea of the body as mediator offers a promising framework for thinking about music mediation technology."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9780262256551
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 297 pages) : illustrations, music


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