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Neuroscience Explains Evolutionary Link to Music-Making

Updated: 5 days ago

Professor of Music at Liverpool and author of "The Musical Human," Michael Spitzer theorizes that humans have been producing music, or using sound and motion since they have been able to walk, especially since the earliest record of notated music is over 3,000 years old. Spitzer writes that "music affects the brain in profound ways," including lowering stress and enabling us to process emotions. Also, human music "moves" as if we are walking from one point to another, creating our musical journeys as we evolve as humans and musicians. Learn more about our neurological and evolutionary links to music from Spitzer here.

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